On Broome’s Notion of Normativity

Thomas Presskorn-Thygesen*

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As a part of John Broome’s stated aim to establish a clear distinction between rationality and normativity, Broome suggests a novel definition of normativity as a property term that applies to persons. Since this construal of normativity diverges significantly from most prominent renderings of the concept within contemporary philosophical discussions, it merits critical scrutiny. In response to Broome, I thus examine the technical advantage of Broome’s approach, while also indicating some drawbacks of Broome’s novel conceptualization of ‘normative’ and ‘normativity’.
Original languageEnglish
JournalAustralasian Philosophical Review
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)373-378
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • Normativity
  • Rationality
  • Reasons
  • John Broome

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