Rights and the second-person standpoint: A challenge to Darwall's account
|Abstract||Stephen Darwall’s The Second Person Standpoint is built around an analysis of the “second-person standpoint,” which he argues builds in a series of presuppositions which help shape (and perhaps even give content to) morality. This paper argues that there is a kind of paradox tied up in the two central claims at the heart of this project – that second-personal address directs one practically rather than epistemically by giving reasons for action one otherwise would not have had, and that all moral obligation is second-personal in precisely this way – that I will argue forces us onto the horns of a dilemma. Two possible solutions to this dilemma are analyzed, one drawing on the Kantian notion of a “regulative ideal,” the other on Michael Thompson’s concept of “bipolar normativity.” Ultimately, I argue, neither is successful.|
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Gideon Yaffe (2010). Comment on Stephen Darwall's the Second Person Standpoint: Morality, Respect and Accountability. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 81 (1):246-252.
Christine M. Korsgaard (2007). Autonomy and the Second Person Within: A Commentary on Stephen Darwall's the Second‐Person Standpoint. Ethics 118 (1):8-23.
Michael D. Barber (2008). Autonomy, Reciprocity, and Responsibility: Darwall and Levinas on the Second Person. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 16 (5):629 – 644.
Linda Radzik (2011). On Minding Your Own Business: Differentiating Accountability Relations Within the Moral Community. Social Theory and Practice 37 (4):574-598.
Owen Ware (2010). Fichte's Voluntarism. European Journal of Philosophy 18 (2):262-282.
Stephen L. Darwall (2006). The Second-Person Standpoint: Morality, Respect, and Accountability. Harvard University Press.
Gary Watson (2007). Morality as Equal Accountability: Comments on Stephen Darwall's the Second‐Person Standpoint. Ethics 118 (1):37-51.
Paul Gilbert (2008). The Second-Person Standpoint: Morality, Respect, and Accountability - by Stephen Darwall. Philosophical Books 49 (2):178-180.
Stephen Darwall (2010). Precis: The Second-Person Standpoint. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 81 (1):216-228.
Stephen Darwall (2009). The Second-Person Standpoint An Interview with Stephen Darwall. The Harvard Review of Philosophy 16 (1):118-138.
Added to index2010-02-11
Total downloads74 ( #13,704 of 722,933 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #26,098 of 722,933 )
How can I increase my downloads?