John Skorupski

in The Domain of Reasons

Published in print November 2010 | ISBN: 9780199587636
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595394 | DOI:

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In this book ‘normative’ is used broadly to contrast with ‘descriptive’, not narrowly to contrast with ‘evaluative’. Chapter 4 presents, and begins discussion of, the Reasons thesis, which states that the concept of a reason is the fundamental normative concept.

Keywords: normative sentence; good; ought; thick evaluative term; instrumental; hypothetical; categorical; transmission principle

Chapter.  17171 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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