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The Normative and the Natural

Authors: Wolf, Michael P., Koons, Jeremy Randel

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  • Presents an original contribution to the field of moral normativity, while drawing from the work of important philosophers within pragmatism
  • Offers insight from leaders in the field of moral normativity
  • Includes a detailed review of the extensive existing literature on normativity
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Drawing on a rich pragmatist tradition, this book offers an account of the different kinds of ‘oughts’, or varieties of normativity, that we are subject to contends that there is no conflict between normativity and the world as science describes it.  The authors argue that normative claims aim to evaluate, to urge us to do or not do something, and to tell us how a state of affairs ought to be. These claims articulate forms of action-guidance that are different in kind from descriptive claims, with a wholly distinct practical and expressive character. This account suggests that there are no normative facts, and so nothing that needs any troublesome shoehorning into a scientific account of the world. This work explains that nevertheless, normative claims are constrained by the world, and answerable to reason and argumentation, in a way that makes them truth-apt and objective.

About the authors

Michael P. Wolf is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Washington and Jefferson College, US.  He has published extensively in the philosophy of language and epistemology.

Jeremy Randel Koons is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.  He has published widely in epistemology, metaethics, philosophy of religion, and other areas.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Normative and the Natural
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-33687-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-33687-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-33686-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81573-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 342
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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