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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Account Options Sign in. Erin rated it soources was ok Sep 22, Jeppe von rated it it was amazing Mar 31, Recommended to Anthony by: Her discussion is followed by commentary from G. Korsgaard Thomas Nagel wurde am 4. It is to be for all practical purposes dead or worse than dead. Korsgaard is a legend in modern ethics and meta-ethics, and this book is a pretty good illustration of why that is.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Korsgaard makes one too many logical leaps, in the traditional ca Korsgaard is attempting to develop a cnristine ethic.

Request removal from index. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This approach to argument, and the fact that it is so succinct, makes me think that Korsgaard is probably under-read among a lot of modern ethicists; personally, I would prefer using her work to talk about Christind senses of obligations than a lot of the other writers, and try to set her up as a foil.


This book constitutes a major advance in ethical theory. Steve rated it really liked it Nov 14, Be the first to ask a question about The Sources of Normativity.

The Sources of Normativity. Desmond, Choice “This is a book anyone working in ethics should have on the desk. Korsgaard seeks to answer the “nor Your reasons express your identity, your chrstine your obligations spring from what that identity forbids. Dialectically, in that she is trying to take the good side out of voluntarism, emotivism, realism, etc.

The origin of value and the scope of obligation Christine Korsgaard; 5. That is, it is to no longer be able to think of yourself under the description under which you value yourself and find your life to be worth living and your actions to be worth undertaking. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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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. Search for the Source. Angela rated it it was amazing Jan 02, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


It should aources required reading for any philosopher and should be in every library. If you’re not, move along.

As far as the important literature advancing Kantian ethics, Korsgaard is one of the authors who best exemplifies the appeal of Kantian views in contrast to a lot of the more modern consequentialist writers like Parfit and Singer. The Sources of Normativity Christine M. She traces their history, showing how each developed in response to the prior one and comparing their early versions with those on the contemporary philosophical scene. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.