Norms and Normativity: Between Regulism and Regularism
In the two preceding chapters we examined two rival accounts of moral criticism — those of Habermas and Derrida, respectively. Each was predicated on a particular conception of what a moral norm is, and of how such norms are related to behavior. I suggested that both accounts can be understood as motivated by the kinds of concerns about the rationality of dissent and criticism that we raised in relation to Rorty’s views in Chapter 1. However, I also argued that both accounts suffer from logical difficulties. In each case, the central problem concerns the relation between norms and practices.
KeywordsMoral Judgment Moral Reasoning Moral Belief Moral Norm Social Criticism
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