Title

The varieties of normativity

Document Type

Book chapter

Source Publication

The Routledge Handbook of Metaethics

Edition

1st ed.

Publication Date

8-2017

First Page

567

Last Page

581

Publisher

Routledge

Abstract

There are things we should do, and other things we should not. Some choices are ­permitted, others are required, and others are impermissible. Some behavior is appropriate, some feelings unwarranted. Happiness is good. Nazis are bad. Italian fascists are also bad, but Nazis are worse. Some think eating meat is immoral; others, that mentioning such beliefs in the presence of the Thanksgiving turkey is impolite. Double-parking is illegal; so is murder, even murder of a Nazi.

DOI

10.4324/9781315213217.ch36

Publisher Statement

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Additional Information

ISBN of the source publication: 9781138812208

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Recommended Citation

Baker, D. (2017). The varieties of normativity. In T. McPherson & D. Plunkett (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Metaethics (pp.567-581). New York: Routledge.