The Origin of Oughtness 1

The Origin of Oughtness

Fischer, Stefan

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9783110600728

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How come we ought to do things? Why do some action alternatives come with a practical relevance – oughtness – and others don’t? Based on a detailed discussion of four different authors (Halbig, Schroeder, Stemmer, and Scanlon), this investigation develops a new desire-based theory of normativity: metaethical conativism. Roughly put, we ought to do things because we desire stuff and because doing these things helps to bring about that stuff.