The Varieties of Normativity

Authored by: Derek Baker

The Routledge Handbook of Metaethics

Print publication date:  August  2017
Online publication date:  August  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138812208
eBook ISBN: 9781315213217
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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.

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