In Kevin Vallier & Michael Weber (eds.), Political Utopias: Contemporary Debates. Oxford University Press (2017)
AbstractThis chapter develops a ``nesting'' model of deontic normative principles (i.e., principles that specify moral constraints upon action) as a means to understanding the notion of a ``fundamental normative principle''. I show that an apparently promising attempt to make sense of this notion such that the ``real'' or ``fundamental'' demands of justice upon action are not constrained by social facts is either self-defeating or relatively unappealing. We should treat fundamental normative principles not as specifying fundamental constraints upon action, but as specifying basic criteria for comparatively evaluating and ranking possibilities.
Similar books and articles
Another Approach to Symmetries and the Special Theory of Relativity. The Derivation of the Two Fundamental Principles of the Special Theory of Relativity and Their Unification Into One, More General, Principle.Stavros Kiriakakis - 1997 - Dissertation, The University of Rochester
On the Meta-Ethical Status of Constructivism: Reflections on G.A. Cohen's `Facts and Principles'.Miriam Ronzoni & Laura Valentini - 2008 - Politics, Philosophy and Economics 7 (4):403-422.
Psychologism and Psychology.Jose Luis Bermudez - 1999 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 42 (3-4):487 – 504.
Kant, Justice, and the Augmentation of Ideal Theory.Sarah Williams Holtman - 1995 - Dissertation, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In Defence of Fact-Dependency.Sem de Maagt - 2014 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 44 (3-4):443-462.
Facts, Principles, and (Real) Politics.Enzo Rossi - 2016 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 19 (2):505-520.
Pains of Perseverance: Agent-Centred Prerogatives, Burdens and the Limits of Human Motivation.Gideon Elford - 2015 - Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 18 (3):501-514.
Realistic Decision Theory: Rules for Nonideal Agents in Nonideal Circumstances.Paul Weirich - 2004 - Oxford, England: Oup Usa.
How Should We Think About the Relation Between Principles and Agency?Pablo Gilabert - 2013 - Ethics and Global Politics 6 (2):75-83.
Added to PP
Historical graph of downloads