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Author Katsafanas, Paul.
Title Agency and the foundations of ethics : Nietzschean constitutivism / Paul Katsafanas.
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
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 Floor2  B3318.E9 K38 2013    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xi, 267 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [254]-264) and index.
Contents Three challenges for ethical theory -- Normativity as inescapability -- Constitutivism and self-knowledge -- Constitutivism and self-constitution -- Action's first constitutive aim : agential activity -- Action's second constitutive aim : power -- The structure of Nietzschean constitutivism -- The normative results generated by Nietzschean constitutivism -- Activity, power, and the foundations of ethics.
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.
Subject Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Agent (Philosophy)
Alternate Title Nietzschean constitutivism
ISBN 0199645078
OCLC number 809032387