The Varieties of Normativity

In Tristram McPherson & David Plunkett (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Metaethics. Routledge. pp. 567-581 (2017)
Download Edit this record How to cite View on PhilPapers
Abstract
This paper discusses varieties of normative phenomena, ranging from morality, to epistemic justification, to the rules of chess. It canvases a number of distinctions among these different normative phenomena. The most significant distinction is between formal and authoritative normativity. The prior is the normativity exhibited by any standard one can meet or fail to meet. The latter is the sort of normativity associated with phenomena like the "all-things-considered" ought. The paper ends with a brief discussion of reasons for skepticism about authoritative normativity.
Categories
Reprint years
2017
PhilPapers/Archive ID
BAKTVO-3
Upload history
First archival date: 2016-04-04
Latest version: 2 (2016-10-25)
View other versions
Added to PP index
2015-12-30

Total views
847 ( #4,158 of 52,999 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
216 ( #1,787 of 52,999 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads since first upload
This graph includes both downloads from PhilArchive and clicks on external links on PhilPapers.