Philosophical Issues 27 (1):167-183 (2017)

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Kris McDaniel
Syracuse University
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I describe a number of views in which metaphysical fundamentality is accounted for in normative terms. After describing many different ways this key idea could be developed, I turn to developing the idea in one specific way. After all, the more detailed the proposal, the easier it is to assess whether it works. The rough idea is that what it is for a property to be fundamental is for it to be prima facie obligatory to theorize in terms of that property.
Keywords fundamentality  normative  prima facie obligation  Brentano  Buckpassing theory of value  intrinsic value  moral non-naturalism  problem of fit  reductionism  expressivism
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