Download this Paper Open PDF in Browser

Reason, Reasons and Normativity

20 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2007 Last revised: 4 Dec 2013

Joseph Raz

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; Columbia University - Law School; King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2008

Abstract

All normative phenomena are normative in as much as, and because, they provide reasons or are partly constituted by reasons. This makes the concept of a reason key to an understanding of normativity. Believing that, I will here present some thoughts about the connection between reasons and Reason and between Reason and normativity.

Keywords: Jurisprudence, Reasons, Normativity

Suggested Citation

Raz, Joseph, Reason, Reasons and Normativity (January 1, 2008). OXFORD STUDIES IN METAETHICS, Vol. 5, Russ Shafer-Landau, 2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1008795 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1008795

Joseph Raz (Contact Author)

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law ( email )

St. Cross Building
St. Cross Road
Oxford, OX1 3UJ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://josephnraz.googlepages.com/home

Columbia University - Law School ( email )

435 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10025
United States

HOME PAGE: http://josephnraz.googlepages.com/home

King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law ( email )

Somerset House East Wing
Strand
London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom

Paper statistics

Downloads
1,794
Rank
6,896
Abstract Views
5,424