Book Chapter

Reasons and Justifiability

L Schroeter, Francois Schroeter

The Many Moral Rationalisms | Oxford University Press | Published : 2018


In “Reasons and Justifiability”, Laura Schroeter and François Schroeter argue that an anti-individualistic version of the conceptual approach offers powerful resources to address the disagreement problem, at least within a given linguistic community. The key to competence with the meaning of moral terms, they argue, isn’t mastery of a specific folk theory or criterion of application. Rather, it is being appropriately connected to a linguistic community. The essay clarifies the type of a priori moral knowledge this anti-individualistic modification of the conceptual approach may be able to yield. It also explores whether anti-individualism can help moral rationalists establish that categorica..

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