Agency and the Foundations of Ethics: Nietzschean Constitutivism

Oxford University Press UK (2013)

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Paul Katsafanas
Boston University
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Paul Katsafanas explores how we can justify normative claims such as 'murder is wrong'. He defends an original account of constitutivism--the view that we do so by showing that agents become committed to them in virtue of acting--and resolves philosophical puzzles about the metaphysics, epistemology, and practical grip of normative claims.
Keywords constitutivism  agency  ethics  normativity  action  Nietzsche  practical reason
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