Normativity: Issues & Approaches

New School for Social Research: Philosophy

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)


Fall 2021

Taught By: Daniel Rodriguez-Navas

Section: A

CRN: 11216

Credits: 3

Much in our lives, individual and communal, is structured around the practices of making evaluative and prescriptive judgements, individually or collectively. “Normativity” designates what is distinctive of such practices insofar as they involve the (sometimes implicit) use of *things* (all sorts of things) as evaluative or prescriptive norms or standards. This seminar will be a survey of a number of questions of and approaches to normativity, problems such as the relation between normality and normativity; how to distinguish between different types of normativity and of norms; what the ‘sources’ of different types of normativity are, and relatedly, about the metaphysical status of various types of normativity. Some of the authors we will read in the course are Aristotle, Hume, Kant, Nietzsche, Canguilhem, Foucault, Frege, MacFarlane, Wittgenstein, Goodman, David Gauthier, Korsgaard, Kolodny and Ruth Chang.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Philosophy (GPHI)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 30

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:38pm 12/8/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 901

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/7/2021