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Normativity and Control

David Owens


This work collects ten chapters on matters first discussed in Reason without Freedom: The Problem of Epistemic Normativity (2000). That book asked what form of control we must have over something in order to be held to the norms governing that thing, and it was argued that belief, intention, and action each require a different type of control. The forms of freedom appropriate to each of them and so the presuppositions of responsibility to each of them vary. The present work elaborates and defends that idea. Reason without Freedom also aimed to show that discussion of issues in the moral psycho ... More

Keywords: normativity, control, responsibility, freedom, epistemology, scepticism, testimony, belief, action, intention

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198713234
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198713234.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Owens, author
Professor of Philosophy, King's College London

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