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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The Sources of Normativity

The origin of value and the scope of obligation Christine Korsgaard; 5. Want to Read saving…. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Erin rated it it was ok Sep 22, Reply Christine Korsgaard; Bibliography; Index. This book chrisstine not yet featured on Listopia.

Like a lot of what I read, I wouldn’t recommend the book to those outside of ethics. Jan 07, Andrey Babitskiy rated it really liked it Shelves: Because our reflection distances us from the emotional and desirable route of action, this means we must act for reasons.


No trivia or quizzes yet. It is provocative and makes original and major contributions to a defense krosgaard a Kantian ethic.

Moral Obligations and Practical Identities. Quotes from The Sources of No Desmond, Choice “This is a book anyone working in ethics should have on the desk. But let’s start at the beginning and watch the failure unfold. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Sourves Amafo rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Korsgaard – – Philosophical Quarterly 49 Jan 19, Jeremy rated it it was amazing. Korsgaard speaks in a clear, understandable way about exceptionally complex subjects. Korsgaard Thomas Nagel wurde am 4. Like a psychological egoist, she is reading back into the action a mental framework that fits her theory, but at the moment of action X, it is not absolutely certain that the action was performed out of reason, and not emotion moments of love, and anxiety, attest to this.

Angela rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Michael Zhao – korsaard – Philosophical Studies: To ask other readers questions about The Sources of Normativityplease sign up. Korsgaard has an agenda; she not only reviews sources of [moral] normativity proposed by her predecessors, but also tries to develop her own reflective approach, based on Kantian ideas. Common terms and phrases agent animal answer argued argument Aristotle authority autonomous believe Bernard Williams categorical imperative causality Christine Korsgaard citizen claims commit consciousness course desires disapprove duty egoistic ethics existence explain fact G.


Kant’s theory that normativity springs from our own autonomy emerges as a synthesis of the other three, and Korsgaard concludes with her own version of the Kantian account.

Somewhere in the middle of this book you get the feeling that you may, in fact, be a Kantian. Open Preview See a Problem?

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Nagel’s objections seem to me the most convincing of the four, but it is worth reading The Sources of Normativity for anyone who wants to decide for themselves.