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The Possibility of Norms

Christoph Möllers


This book elaborates on a concept of the normative. It aims to explicate what is meant when norms are spoken of as such. Hence, this book is only concerned with developing a concept of the normative; it seeks to crystallize that which makes a norm a norm. In doing so, the focus is limited to a concept of social norms, of norms that have arisen out of a social context. Questions with which every practice of social norms sees itself confronted are compared and contrasted with philosophical theories of the morally appropriate. What implication does it have for the value and accuracy of philosophi ... More

Keywords: normative, norms, social norms, moral norms, practical philosophy, commonalities of social norms

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198827399
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198827399.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christoph Möllers, author
Professor of Public Law and Jurisprudence, Humboldt - Universität zu Berlin