David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In Tom Bailey & João Constâncio (eds.), Nietzsche and Kantian Ethics (forthcoming)
Kant and Hegel share a common foundational idea: they believe that the authority of normative claims can be justified only by showing that these norms are self-imposed or autonomous. Yet they develop this idea in strikingly different ways: Kant argues that we can derive specific normative claims from the formal idea of autonomy, whereas Hegel contends that we use the idea of freedom not to derive, but to assess, the specific normative claims ensconced in our social institutions and practices. Exploring these claims, I argue that each approach encounters certain difficulties. I then argue that Nietzsche develops a theory of normative authority that avoids these potential difficulties. Nietzsche’s theory proceeds, in part, by reconciling the most compelling aspects of the Kantian and Hegelian accounts—aspects that have seemed, to many interpreters, to be incompatible. The resultant theory generates a unique and fruitful account of normative authority.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
David Sussman (2008). Shame and Punishment in Kant's Doctrine of Right. Philosophical Quarterly 58 (231):299–317.
Donald Beggs (2009). Postliberal Theory. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12 (3):219 - 234.
Paul Katsafanas (2011). Deriving Ethics From Action: A Nietzschean Version of Constitutivism. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 83 (3):620-660.
Peter Rijpkema (2011). The Inevitability of Moral Evaluation. Ratio Juris 24 (4):413-434.
Rocío Zambrana (2012). Hegel's Logic of Finitude. Continental Philosophy Review 45 (2):213-233.
Bas van der Vossen (2011). Assessing Law's Claim to Authority. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 31 (3):481-501.
Robert Sinnerbrink (2004). Recognitive Freedom: Hegel and the Problem of Recognition. Critical Horizons 5 (1):271-295.
Linda Radzik (1999). A Normative Regress Problem. American Philosophical Quarterly 36 (1):35-47.
Wim de Muijnck (2011). Normative Authority for Empirical Science. Philosophical Explorations 14 (3):263-275.
Karl Ameriks (1992). Kant and Hegel on Freedom: Two New Interpretations. Inquiry 35 (2):219 – 232.
Added to index2009-10-27
Total downloads115 ( #9,469 of 1,100,049 )
Recent downloads (6 months)4 ( #90,379 of 1,100,049 )
How can I increase my downloads?