Matthew S. Bedke
WHU Philosophy Spring Seminar Series
Thursday 21 February, 2019
The lecture is given in English
Normative cognition seems rather important, even ineliminable. Communities that lack normative concepts like SHOULD, IS A REASON TO, JUSTIFIES, etc. seem cognitively handicapped and communicatively muzzled. And yet a popular metaethic, naturalism, has a hard time accommodating this felt ineliminability. Here, I press the argument against naturalism, consider some replies by David Copp and Nicholas Laskowski, and suggest that a version of subjectivist naturalism does the best job preserving the importance and ineliminability of this special way of thinking.
About the Speaker
Matthew S. BEDKE is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He works on ethics, metaethics, and the nature of normativity. He specializes in the nature of normative cognition, normative metaphysics, and normative epistemology.
When and Where
· When: 15:00-17:00, 21 Februrary 2019
· Where: B214, Zhenhua Building