Constructivism and the Problem of Normative Indeterminacy

Journal of Value Inquiry 53 (2):243-253 (2019)

Yair Levy
Tel Aviv University
I describe a new problem for metaethical constructivism. The problem arises when agents make conflicting judgments, so that the constructivist is implausibly committed to denying they have any reason for any of the available options. The problem is illustrated primarily with reference to Sharon Street’s version of constructivism. Several possible solutions to the problem are explained and rejected.
Keywords constructivism  normative indeterminacy  Sharon Street
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DOI 10.1007/s10790-018-9664-7
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