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Unbelievable Errors: An Error Theory about All Normative Judgements

Bart Streumer


This book defends an error theory about all normative judgements: not just moral judgements, but also judgements about reasons for action, judgements about reasons for belief, and instrumental normative judgements. This theory says that normative judgements are beliefs that ascribe normative properties, but that normative properties do not exist. It therefore entails that all normative judgements are false. The book also argues, however, that we cannot believe this error theory. Instead of being a problem for the theory, the book argues, our inability to believe this error theory makes the the ... More

Keywords: Error theory, normative judgement, normative property, belief, moral judgement, reason for action, reason for belief

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198785897
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198785897.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Bart Streumer, author
University of Groningen