Why Do We Need Normativity?

  • Michael P. Wolf
  • Jeremy Randel Koons


We are willing to grant that science has a place of authority when it comes to causal-explanatory projects. However, we share an equally strong commitment to the claim that human endeavor within this world cannot be understood without making room for the normative. Let us examine some of the reasons why we think the normative is ineliminable from our self-understanding, and of our understanding of the place of persons in the world.


Scientific Practice Divergent Thinking Normative Judgment Epistemic Normativity Fitness Maximization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael P. Wolf
    • 1
  • Jeremy Randel Koons
    • 2
  1. 1.Washington, PAUSA
  2. 2.DohaQatar

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