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Normative Bedrock: Response-Dependence, Rationality, and Reasons

Joshua Gert


Expressivism and non-reductive realism represent two very widely separated poles in contemporary discussion s of normativity. But the domain of the normative is both large and diverse. It would be extremely surprising if either expressivism or non-reductive realism managed to capture all — or even the most important — phenomena. The book defends a response-dependence account of the normative that accommodates the kind of variation in response that some non-reductive realists downplay or ignore, but that also allows for the sort of straightforward talk of normative properties, normative truth, ... More

Keywords: color, expressivism, normativity, rationality, realism, reasons, response dependence, a priori knowledge, epistemology, first-personal access, harm, intuitionism, normative fact, rationality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199657544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657544.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Gert, author
College of William and Mary, Virginia