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Choosing Normative Concepts

Matti Eklund


Theorists working on metaethics and the nature of normativity typically study goodness, rightness, what ought to be done, etc. In their investigations they employ and consider our actual normative concepts. But the actual concepts of goodness, rightness, and what ought to be done are only some of the possible normative concepts. There are other possible concepts, ascribing different properties. In this book, the consequences of this are explored, for example for the debate over normative realism and for the debate over what it is for concepts and properties to be normative. In recent years, co ... More

Keywords: normativity, realism, metaethics, conceptual engineering, normative concept, normative property

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717829
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198717829.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matti Eklund, author
Professor of Theoretical Philosophy, Uppsala University