David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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In Mario de Caro & David Macarthur (eds.), Naturalism and Normativity. Columbia University Press. 7 - 22 (2010)
This essay argues that normative judgments, in general, and moral judgments, in particular, are "truth apt" and can be objects of belief. Other main claims are: judgments about reasons, if interpreted as true, do not have metaphysical implications that are incompatible with a scientific view of the world. Two kinds of normative claims should be distinguished: substantive claims about what reasons people have and structural claims about what attitudes people must have insofar as they are rational. Employing this distinction, the practical significance of substantive normative judgments is explained, and critical analysis of expressivist and Kantian views on this question is offered
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