Normative Powers (revised)
18 Pages Posted: 26 May 2019 Last revised: 9 Aug 2019
Date Written: July 1, 2019
The paper provides an analysis of normative powers as the ability to change a normative condition, and distinguishes and analyse several kinds of such powers. The revision affects mainly the analysis of such types. The main theses of the paper concern the distinction between basic from chained powers and the account of the relations between the normative powers and the values which explain and justify their existence. It ends by showing the connection between the thesis that values depend on human nature and culture and the dependence of normative powers on justifying reasons.
Keywords: power as ability, normative power, normative change, power and its value
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