Journal article

Keeping track of what's right

L Schroeter, F Schroeter

Canadian Journal of Philosophy | Taylor & Francis (Routledge) | Published : 2018

Abstract

In this paper, we argue that ordinary judgments about core normative topics purport to attribute stable, objective properties and relations. Our strategy is first to analyze the structures and practices characteristic of paradigmatically representational concepts such as concepts of objects and natural kinds. We identify three broad features that ground the representational purport of these concepts. We then argue that core normative concepts exhibit these same features.