Chapter

Normativism

Walter Sinnott-Armstrong

in Moral Skepticisms

Published in print February 2006 | ISBN: 9780195187724
Published online February 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780199786121 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195187725.003.0008
 Normativism

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This chapter covers normativism, which attempts to derive moral conclusions from normative but non-moral premises. One version refers to moral explanations, another version includes contractarianism and contractualism, which justifies moral beliefs by reference to contractors who are rational, impartial, and/or reasonable. Neither version can solve the skeptical regress problem.

Keywords: normativism; moral explanations; contractarianism; contractualism; rationality; impartiality; reasonableness; Harman; Sturgeon; Thomson

Chapter.  16789 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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