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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JL Vanderhoek rated it really liked it Aug 25, Ben Bramble – – Philosophical Studies 2: Made me think I was a Kantian because of its emphasis on the connection of morality with one’s self-concept. Nomativity University Press Amazon. Review Text “The book is well worth reading Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

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. I don’t know to what extent I agree with her conclusions, but she has introduced many fascinating ideas about rationality, morality and where we might find normativity with this series of lectures.

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Dialectically, in that she is trying to take the good side out of voluntarism, emotivism, realism, etc. Desmond, Choice “This is a book anyone working in ethics should have on the desk. Korsgaard – – Philosophical Quarterly 49 Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative.

Aug 22, Daniel Tovar rated it liked it. Reason, humanity, and the moral law G. Korsgaard is a legend in iorsgaard ethics and meta-ethics, and this book is a pretty good illustration of why that is. 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.

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Sheridan rated it really liked it. Somewhere in the middle of this book you get the feeling that you may, in fact, be a Kantian. Request removal from index.

Brian rated it liked it Apr 25, Unfortunately the book largely fails, in my opinion. Oct 26, Jocelyn foxonbooks rated it really liked it. Juli in Belgrad geboren, kam aber bereits in die Vereinigten Staaten und wuchs in New York auf: Korsgaard is an American philosopher whose main academic interests are in moral philosophy and its history; the relation of issues in moral philosophy to issues in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the theory of personal identity; the theory of personal relationships; and in normativity in general.


The Sources of Normativity

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? This text identifies and examines four accounts of the source of normativity that have been advocated by modern moral philosophers–voluntarism, realism, reflective endorsement, and the appeal to autonomy. Dhanda – forthcoming – Radical Philosophy. 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.

Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative and make claims on us.

The Sources of Normativity by Christine M. Korsgaard

It should be required reading for any philosopher and should be in every library. If you’re interested in a neo-kantian argument, and one of the foremost neo-kantians, read her. Thanks for telling us about the problem. However, it is definitely something that I would bookmark for teaching an upper-division undergraduate class at some point in the future.