Murphy, Christopher (2016) Scheler’s ethics and the problem of normativity. Masters thesis, Keele University.

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Kant and Scheler both develop ethical frameworks which are grounded by their epistemic theories. In this thesis, I exposit both of these epistemologies and show their relations to the respective ethical theories. I then look at how those theories try to address the ‘problem of normativity’, which is the tension an ethical theory has between explaining why we have different ideals and codes of conduct while trying to also give prescriptive guidance for us in our decision making. As a consequence of their epistemologies, I argue that neither theory can do both.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Max Scheler, Immanuel Kant, Normativity, Values
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment
Depositing User: Lisa Bailey
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2023 13:11
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2023 13:11

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