The Error Condition

Canadian Journal of Philosophy 50 (1):34-48 (2020)

Jeremy David Fix
Oxford University
The possibility of error conditions the possibility of normative principles. I argue that extant interpretations of this condition undermine the possibility of normative principles for our action because they implicitly treat error as a perfection of an action. I then explain how a constitutivist metaphysics of capacities explains why error is an imperfection of an action. Finally, I describe and defend the interpretation of the error condition which follows.
Keywords Agency  Action  Practical Reason  Error  Normativity  Constitutivism  Capacities
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DOI 10.1017/can.2019.14
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