Book Review

Normative Externalism by Brian Weatherson (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Citation

Field C (2020) Normative Externalism by Brian Weatherson (Oxford University Press, 2019).. Review of: Normative Externalism by Brian Weatherson (Oxford University Press, 2019). Philosophy, 95 (3), pp. 391-394. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0031819120000182

Abstract
First paragraph: In Normative Externalism, Brian Weatherson argues that living up to one's principles is overrated: 'If one's own principles are good, then one should conform to them. But that's because they are good, not because they are one's own' (224). Weatherson argues that there is no reason to avoid being a hypocrite, or having incoherent beliefs, because the first-order question of what you ought to do (or believe) is independent of the second-order question of what you ought to believe about what you ought to do (or believe).

Keywords
Philosophy;

StatusPublished
Publication date31/07/2020
Publication date online17/06/2020
PublisherCambridge University Press (CUP)
ISSN0031-8191
eISSN1469-817X
Item discussedNormative Externalism by Brian Weatherson (Oxford University Press, 2019)