and four lectures by Christine Korsgaard, separate discussions of these lec- Christine M. Korsgaard, The Sources of Normativity (Cambridge: Cambridge. The Sources of Normativity Christine M. Korsgaard, with G. A. Cohen, Raymond Geuss, Thomas Nagel, and Bernard Williams Onora O’Neill, Editor Cambridge. Christine Korsgaard source of obligation, and in particular of our ability to obligate ourselves .. And that is the source of normativity.l3 So the argument shows.

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Korsgaard is an American philosopher whose main academic interests are in moral philosophy and its history; the relation of issues in moral philosophy to issues in metaphysics, the philosophy of mind, and the theory of personal identity; the theory of personal relationships; and in normativity in general.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Korsgaard seeks to answer the “nor Your reasons express your identity, your nature; your obligations spring from what that identity forbids. Oct 26, Jocelyn foxonbooks rated it really liked it.

The Sources of Normativity

First of all, Korsgaard wants to ask “the korsgaarrd question,” that is, what justifies the claims morality makes on us. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Account Options Sign in.


The origin of value and the scope of obligation Christine Korsgaard; 5.

Like a lot of what I read, I wouldn’t recommend the book to those outside of ethics. Normativity and Interpersonal Reasons.

Politis – – International Journal of Philosophical Studies 5 3: No trivia or quizzes yet. Reply Christine Korsgaard; Bibliography; Index. This book constitutes a major advance in ethical theory.

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JL Vanderhoek rated it really liked it Aug 25, Kant’s theory that normativity springs from our own autonomy emerges as okrsgaard synthesis of the other three, and Korsgaard concludes with her own version of the Kantian account. Brian rated it liked it Apr 25, Aug 22, Daniel Tovar rated it liked it. Korsgaard makes one too many logical leaps, in the traditional callous Kantian sense, normativvity thinking just because someone does reason X, they will and must do X.

Korsgaard seeks to answer the “normative question”: But let’s start at the beginning and watch the failure unfold.


Sign in to use this feature. The authority of reflection Christine Korsgaard; 4. It is provocative and makes original and major contributions to a defense of a Kantian ethic.

This is a categorically different claim then the standard normative claim of one ought to do X, and it is one that is demonstrable false. Be the first to ask a question about The Sources of Normativity.

This entry has no external links. Review quote “The book is normtaivity worth reading The Sources of Normativity by Christine M. One of the challenges with the book, and it does weigh a bit on my review of the book, is that the language is often more obscure and technical than it needs to be, and dwells on a lot of references within the literature that give it the distinctive texture of academic writing. Cambridge University PressJun 28, – Philosophy – pages.

The polemical part of the book is worth the time, too.