The varieties of normativity

Derek Clayton BAKER

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There are things we should do, and other things we should not. Some choices are ­permitted, others are required, and others are impermissible. Some behavior is appropriate, some feelings unwarranted. Happiness is good. Nazis are bad. Italian fascists are also bad, but Nazis are worse. Some think eating meat is immoral; others, that mentioning such beliefs in the presence of the Thanksgiving turkey is impolite. Double-parking is illegal; so is murder, even murder of a Nazi.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Metaethics
EditorsTristram McPherson, David Plunkett
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781315213217
ISBN (Print)9781138812208
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017


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