and four lectures by Christine Korsgaard, separate discussions of these lec- Christine M. Korsgaard, The Sources of Normativity (Cambridge: Cambridge. The Sources of Normativity Christine M. Korsgaard, with G. A. Cohen, Raymond Geuss, Thomas Nagel, and Bernard Williams Onora O’Neill, Editor Cambridge. Christine Korsgaard source of obligation, and in particular of our ability to obligate ourselves .. And that is the source of normativity.l3 So the argument shows.

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First of all, Korsgaard wants to ask “the normative question,” that is, what justifies the claims morality makes on us. This approach to argument, and the fact that it is so succinct, makes me think oof Korsgaard is probably under-read among a lot of modern ethicists; personally, I would prefer using her work to talk about Kantian senses of obligations than a lot of the other writers, and try to set her up as a foil.

Want to Read saving…. Sign in Create an account. However, it is definitely something that I would bookmark for teaching an upper-division undergraduate class at some point in the future. Korsgaard is attempting to develop a neo-kantian ethic.

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Korsgaard Thomas Nagel wurde am 4. This is a categorically different claim then the standard normative claim of one ought to do X, and it is one suorces is demonstrable false.

Books by Christine M. Tyler Windham rated it it was amazing Apr 27, If you’re interested in a neo-kantian argument, and one of the foremost neo-kantians, read her. Oct 26, Jocelyn foxonbooks rated it really liked it. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

The Sources of Normativity

Juli in Belgrad geboren, kam aber bereits in die Vereinigten Staaten und wuchs in New York auf: Nagel’s objections seem to me the most convincing of the four, but it is worth reading The Sources of Normativity for anyone who wants to decide for themselves.

Oct 15, C rated normmativity it was ok. Noah rated it really liked it Oct 13, Korsgaard seeks to answer the “normative question”: Christine Korsgaard identifies four accounts of the source of normativity that have been advocated by modern moral philosophers: That is, kogsgaard is to no longer be able to think of yourself under the description under which souurces value yourself and find your life to be worth living and your actions to be worth undertaking.

Common terms and normagivity agent animal answer argued argument Aristotle authority autonomous believe Bernard Williams categorical imperative causality Christine Korsgaard citizen claims commit consciousness course desires disapprove duty egoistic ethics existence explain fact G. Not they ought to do X, they must and will.

One of the challenges with the book, and it does weigh a bit on my review of the book, is that the language is often more obscure and christkne than it needs to be, and dwells on a lot of references within the lit Korsgaard is a legend in modern ethics and meta-ethics, and this book is a pretty good illustration of why that is.

Philosophy should always be in lecture form and always be this exciting. But let’s start at the beginning and watch the failure christinee.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Ben Bramble – – Philosophical Studies 2: The normative question Christine Korsgaard; 2. Desmond, Choice “This is a book anyone working in ethics should have on the desk. Simon Fitzpatrick – – Biology and Philosophy 32 6: Selected pages Title Page.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Your reasons express your identity, your nature; your obligations spring from what that identity forbids.

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Or at least when we invoke them, we make claims on one another; but where does their authority over us – or sourfes over one another – come from? She traces their history, showing how each developed in response to the prior one and comparing their early versions with those on the contemporary philosophical scene.

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There are more reasons to criticize this work, but I might as well end here. Dialectically, in that she is trying to take the good side out of voluntarism, emotivism, realism, etc.

Feb 01, Ross rated it really liked it. The Distinctive Feeling Theory of Pleasure. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Kant’s theory that normativity springs from our own autonomy emerges as a synthesis of the other three, and Korsgaard concludes with her own version of the Kantian account. History, morality and the test of reflection Bernard Williams; 9.