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Agency and the foundations of ethics : Nietzschean constitutivism / Paul Katsafanas.

Author/Creator:
Katsafanas, Paul.
Other Title:
Nietzschean constitutivism
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 267 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Ethics.
Agent (Philosophy)
Summary:
Paul Katsafanas explores how we can justify normative claims such as 'murder is wrong'. He defends an original account of constitutivism - the view that we do so by showing that agents become committed to them in virtue of acting - and resolves philosophical puzzles about the metaphysics, epistemology, and practical grip of normative claims.
Contents:
1. Three challenges for ethical theory
2. Normativity as inescapability
3. Constitutivism and self-knowledge
4. Constitutivism and self-constitution
5. Action's first constitutive aim: agential activity
6. Action's second constitutive aim: power
7. The structure of Nietzschean constitutivism
8. The normative results generated by Nietzschean constitutivism
9. Activity, power, and the foundations of ethics.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-264) and index.
ISBN:
9780199645077
0199645078
OCLC:
809032387
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