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George Pavlakos: Normativity and Reason-Dependence

When:We 30-01-2013 15:15 - 17:00
Where:Room Omega, Faculty of Philosophy

Lecture by George Pavlakos (Antwerp and Glasgow), organized by the Department of Ethics

Normativity and Reason-Dependence: A Comment on the Nature of Reasons

Over the past few years Joseph Raz has been developing, in a series of articles that are soon to be collected into a book, a fresh account of normativity and reasons. What is striking in his account is that it combines ideas from constructivist, realist and rationalist accounts of reasons, without buying into the more robust and controversial claims of such accounts, claims that usually undermine the possibility of dialogue between them. I believe this in itself to be ...(continue)...