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Geoffrey Sayre-McCord “Do normative facts matter… to what is feasible?”

11 October 2016 @ 11:00 - 13:00

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Tuesday 11 October 2016, 11:00-13:00, Roeterseiland Campus (Nieuwe Achtergracht 166), room B3.03 Do normative facts matter… to what is feasible? Geoffrey Brennan (ANU) and Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (UNC-Chapel Hill – presenting) Abstract: G.A. Cohen famously argued that fundamental normative principles (say concerning justice) are “fact-free” in such a way that their truth is independent of non-normative facts. For our purposes here, we take Cohen’s claim as given. Our focus is on what might be thought of as the “other side” of…
Tuesday 11 October 2016, 11:00-13:00, Roeterseiland Campus (Nieuwe Achtergracht 166), room B3.03 Do normative facts matter… to what is feasible? Geoffrey Brennan (ANU) and Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (UNC-Chapel Hill - presenting) Abstract: G.A. Cohen famously argued that fundamental normative principles (say concerning justice) are “fact-free” in such a way that their truth is independent of non-normative facts. For our purposes here, we take Cohen’s claim as given. Our focus is on what might be thought of as the “other side” of this issue – on whether the non-normative facts that determine what it might be feasible for us to accomplish are value-independent.   We argue that they are not, that people have reason to think that the normative properties of different possible options can and sometimes do have a crucial impact on their feasibility.  In other words: facts about feasibility are partially dependent on Cohen’s ‘fact-free moral principles.’

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11 October 2016
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Roeterseiland Campus
Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
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Tuesday 11 October 2016, 11:00-13:00, Roeterseiland Campus (Nieuwe Achtergracht 166), room B3.03

Do normative facts matter… to what is feasible?

Geoffrey Brennan (ANU) and Geoffrey Sayre-McCord (UNC-Chapel Hill – presenting)

Abstract: G.A. Cohen famously argued that fundamental normative principles (say concerning justice) are “fact-free” in such a way that their truth is independent of non-normative facts. For our purposes here, we take Cohen’s claim as given. Our focus is on what might be thought of as the “other side” of this issue – on whether the non-normative facts that determine what it might be feasible for us to accomplish are value-independent.   We argue that they are not, that people have reason to think that the normative properties of different possible options can and sometimes do have a crucial impact on their feasibility.  In other words: facts about feasibility are partially dependent on Cohen’s ‘fact-free moral principles.’

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