Article

Two Accounts of the Normativity of Rationality

Citation

Way J (2009) Two Accounts of the Normativity of Rationality. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy. http://www.jesp.org/

Abstract
First paragraph: Rationality seems to be normative. If you fail to do something rationality requires of you, you have failed in a serious way. The charge of irrationality is, in and of itself, a serious criticism. By contrast, other systems of requirements seem not to be normative. For example, if you fail to do something that etiquette requires of you, or that freemasonry requires of you, you may not have failed in a serious way. These requirements do not have the genuine normative force that rational requirements seem to have.

Keywords
; Self-knowledge, Theory of; Reason

Journal
Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/2009
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/2056
PublisherUniversity of Southern California
Publisher URLhttp://www.jesp.org/
ISSN1559-3061