Ethics 128 (4):756-787 (2018)

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Alex Worsnip
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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A slew of recent political theorists—many taking their cue from the political writings of Bernard Williams—have recently contended that political normativity is its own kind of normativity, distinct from moral normativity. In this article, we first attempt to clarify what this claim amounts to and then reconstruct and interrogate five major arguments for it. We contend that all these arguments are unconvincing and fail to establish a sense in which political normativity is genuinely separate from morality.
Keywords Political normativity  Normativity  Methodology of political philosophy  Political realism  Political moralism
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DOI 10.1086/697449
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