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From a Deflationary Point of View$
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Paul Horwich

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199251261

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199251266.001.0001

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Gibbard's Theory of Norms

Gibbard's Theory of Norms

(p.135) 8 Gibbard's Theory of Norms
From a Deflationary Point of View

Paul Horwich (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This essay reviews the book ‘Wise Choices, Apt Feelings: A Theory of Normative Judgement’ by Allan Gibbard. Gibbard presents an emotivist’s perspective on rationality. He argues that rationality is not a naturalistic property, neither simple nor complex. This conclusion provides no sense of mystery, since the overall tenor of the book is highly naturalistic.

Keywords:   rationality, norms, emotivism, naturalism

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