Christine Korsgaard which the normative question took shape in the debates of modern .. And that is the source of normativity.l3 So the argument shows. Christine M. Korsgaard, The Sources of Normativity (Cambridge: Cambridge reflection leads ineluctably to her endorsement of the source of moral claims. The Sources of Normativity has ratings and 12 reviews. Anthony said: Somewhere in the middle of this book you get the feeling that you may, in fact.

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The Sources of Normativity Christine M. Values or created korsvaard our legislative wills by the procedure of making laws for ourselves.

Notes on the contributors. Usman Raza rated it really liked it Jun 24, Oct 15, C rated it it was ok. It is here, in the Self, that Korsgaard locates the source of normativity.

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. Noah rated it really liked it Oct 13, Human beings must act under the idea of free will. History morality and the test of reflection. Interestingly enough she does this both analytically and dialectically.

As autonomous reflective beings that act ,orsgaard reasons, we must value our practical identities. Cambridge University PressJun 28, – Philosophy. This approach to argument, and the fact that it is so succinct, makes me think that Korsgaard is probably under-read among a lot of modern ethicists; personally, I would prefer using her work to talk about Kantian senses of obligations than a normwtivity of the other writers, and try to set her up as a foil.


Selected pages Table of Contents. Reuben Mackey rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Contents The normative question. As reflective beings, we must reflexively endorse a desire if it is to be considered a reason to act.

The Sources of Normativity

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. Korsgaard received a B. This is still procedural realism.

This is a categorically different claim then the standard normative claim of one ought krsgaard do X, and it is one that is demonstrable false. Ethical concepts are, or purport to be, normative.

Summary: Korsgaard’s Sources of Normativity

Philosophy should always be in lecture form and always be this exciting. Korsgaard is a legend in modern ethics and meta-ethics, and this book is a pretty good illustration of why that is. Books by Christine M. When we are acting under volitional necessity, normagivity is, when all actions but one are unthinkable then we are most autonomous. A citizen who acts on a vote that has gone the way korsgarad thinks it should may in one sense be more wholehearted than one who must submit to a vote that has not gone her way.


Because our reflection distances us from the emotional and desirable route of action, this means we must act for reasons. The polemical part of the book is worth the time, too.

Doesn’t seem like it works, but I still can’t wait for the sequel Chris rated it really liked it Mar 28, A private reason would be a reason only for X, whereas public reasons are reasons for all agents relatively similar to X.

But a citizen in whom the general will triumphs gracefully over the private will exhibits a very special kind of autonomy, which is certainly not a lesser form.

Charles rated it it was amazing Nov 03, Feb 01, Ross rated it really liked it. Or at least when we invoke them, we make claims on one another; but where does their authority over us – or ours over one another – come from?