The Nature of Normativity

Oxford University Press (2007)
This is a book about normativity -- where the central normative terms are words like 'ought' and 'should' and their equivalents in other languages. It has three parts: The first part is about the semantics of normative discourse: what it means to talk about what ought to be the case. The second part is about the metaphysics of normative properties and relations: what is the nature of those properties and relations whose pattern of instantiation makes propositions about what ought to be the case true. The third part is about the epistemology of normative beliefs: how we could ever know, or even have rational or justified belief in, propositions about what ought to be the case
Keywords Normativity (Ethics
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Reprint years 2009
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Call number BJ1458.3.W43 2007
ISBN(s) 0199251312   9780199251315   0199568197     9780199568192
DOI 10.1007/s10677-007-9105-3
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