The Resource Normative externalism, Brian Weatherson

Normative externalism, Brian Weatherson

Label
Normative externalism
Title
Normative externalism
Statement of responsibility
Brian Weatherson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Normative Externalism argues that it is not important that people live up to their own principles. What matters, in both ethics and epistemology, is that they live up to the correct principles: that they do the right thing, and that they believe rationally. This stance, that what matters are the correct principles, not one's own principles, has implications across ethics and epistemology. In ethics, it undermines the ideas that moral uncertainty should be treated just like factual uncertainty, that moral ignorance frequently excuses moral wrongdoing, and that hypocrisy is a vice. In epistemology, it suggests we need new treatments of higher-order evidence, and of peer disagreement, and of circular reasoning, and the book suggests new approaches to each of these0problems. Although the debates in ethics and in epistemology are often conducted separately, putting them in one place helps bring out their common themes. One common theme is that the view that one should live up to one's own principles looks less attractive when people have terrible principles, or when following their own principles would lead to riskier or more aggressive action than the correct principles. Another common theme is that asking people to live up to their principles leads to0regresses. It can be hard to know what action or belief complies with one's principles. And now we can ask, in such a case should a person do what they think their principles require, or what their principles actually require? Both answers lead to problems, and the best way to avoid these problems is to simply say people should follow the correct principles
Cataloging source
NhCcYBP
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Weatherson, Brian
Dewey number
170.42
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1458.3
LC item number
.W43 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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EBSCOhost
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  • Normativity (Ethics)
  • Externalism (Philosophy of mind)
Label
Normative externalism, Brian Weatherson
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=2043398
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780192576880
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40029079226
Label
Normative externalism, Brian Weatherson
Link
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=2043398
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780192576880
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(NhCcYBP)40029079226

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