Commentary/Elqayam & Evans: Subtracting “ought” from “is”


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Natalie Gold
King's College London
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Normative theories can be useful in developing descriptive theories, as when normative subjective expected utility theory is used to develop descriptive rational choice theory and behavioral game theory. “Ought” questions are also the essence of theories of moral reasoning, a domain of higher mental processing that could not survive without normative considerations.
Keywords descriptive theory  moral reasoning  normative theory  trolley problem
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The Structure of Scientific Revolutions.Thomas S. Kuhn - 1962 - University of Chicago Press.
The Sources of Normativity.Christine M. Korsgaard - 1996 - Cambridge University Press.

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