Normativity all the way down: from normative realism to pannormism

Synthese 195 (9):4107-4124 (2018)

Authors
Einar Duenger Bohn
University Of Agder
Abstract
In this paper, I provide an argument for pannormism, the view according to which there are normative properties all the way down. In particular, I argue for what I call the trickling down principle, which says that if there is a metaphysically basic normative property, then, if whatever instantiates it has a ground, that ground instantiates it as well.
Keywords Normative realism  Infinite descent  Grounding  Pannormism  Panpsychism  Normativity  Metaethics  Emergence  Emergent properties
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s)
DOI 10.1007/s11229-017-1410-3
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

On What Matters: Two-Volume Set.Derek Parfit - 2011 - Oxford University Press.
No Work for a Theory of Grounding.Jessica M. Wilson - 2014 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 57 (5-6):535-579.
Essence and Modality.Kit Fine - 1994 - Philosophical Perspectives 8:1-16.
Metaphysical Dependence: Grounding and Reduction.Gideon Rosen - 2010 - In Bob Hale & Aviv Hoffmann (eds.), Modality: Metaphysics, Logic, and Epistemology. Oxford University Press. pp. 109-36.
Monism: The Priority of the Whole.Jonathan Schaffer - 2010 - Philosophical Review 119 (1):31-76.

View all 43 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Against Quietist Normative Realism.Tristram McPherson - 2011 - Philosophical Studies 154 (2):223-240.
How Norms in Technology Ought to Be Interpreted.Krist Vaesen - 2006 - Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology 10 (1):95-108.
Irreducibly Normative Properties.Chris Heathwood - 2015 - Oxford Studies in Metaethics 10:216–244.
Can the Aim of Belief Ground Epistemic Normativity?Charles Côté-Bouchard - 2016 - Philosophical Studies 173 (12):3181-3198.
Expressivism and Realist Explanations.Camil Golub - 2017 - Philosophical Studies 174 (6):1385-1409.
The Nature of Normativity.Ralph Wedgwood - 2007 - Oxford University Press.
The Interactivist Model.Mark H. Bickhard - 2009 - Synthese 166 (3):547 - 591.
Naturalism and Normativity.Seiriol Morgan - 2006 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 72 (2):319 - 344.
Grounding Practical Normativity: Going Hybrid.Ruth Chang - 2013 - Philosophical Studies 164 (1):163-187.
Bootstrapping Normativity.Graham White - 2011 - Philosophy and Technology 24 (1):35-53.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2017-04-03

Total views
225 ( #28,433 of 2,253,661 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
43 ( #17,057 of 2,253,661 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature