Search for dissertations about: "normative reason"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 36 swedish dissertations containing the words normative reason.

  1. 1. The Collective Archives of Mind : An Exploration of Reasons from Metaethics to Social Ontology

    Author : Gloria Mähringer; Praktisk filosofi; []
    Keywords : HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Reasons Fundamentalism; constitutivism; constructivism; realism; error theory; domain of reasons; self-determination; normative harmony; normative instability; disruption of thought; normative transformation; social ontology; critical realism; affordances of thought; reason relations; collective archive;

    Abstract : This monograph discusses the question of what it is to be a reason – mainly in practical ethics – and proposes an original contribution to metaethics.It critically examines theories of metaethical realism, constructivism and error theory and identifies several misunderstandings or unclarities in contemporary debates. READ MORE

  2. 2. The moral status of nature : reasons to care for the natural world

    Author : Lars Samuelsson; Roger Fjellström; Johan Brännmark; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Environmental ethics; ecocentrism; reasons; reason for action; normative reason; moral status; moral standing; moral considerability; final value; intrinsic value; biocentrism; nature-considerism; nature; nature as a whole; the natural world; complexity; indispensability; interests; Practical philosophy; Praktisk filosofi;

    Abstract : The subject-matter of this essay is the moral status of nature. This subject is dealt with in terms of normative reasons. The main question is if there are direct normative reasons to care for nature in addition to the numerous indirect normative reasons that there are for doing so. READ MORE

  3. 3. Muscle function and physical activity in pre-pubertal school children

    Author : Susanna Stenevi Lundgren; Ortopedi - klinisk och molekylär osteoporosforskning; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; children; physical activity; exercise; isokinetic muscle strength; vertical jump height; normative; intervention; school transport; DXA; anthropometry; fat mass; lean mass; weight; height; body mass index; girls; boys; pre-pubertal;

    Abstract : Background: Regular participation in physical activity or organized exercise is regarded as one important lifestyle factor that could improve musculoskeletal health, fitness and body composition. For children and adolescents physical activity is important not only in training of the neuromuscular system, coordination and balance, but in a wider perspective, for adopting a lifestyle that possibly reduces the risk of coronary artery disease, obesity, osteoporosis and other contributors to morbidity and mortality in the population. READ MORE

  4. 4. Mistaken morality? : an essay on moral error theory

    Author : Emma Beckman; Gunnar Björnsson; Bart Streumer; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; moral error theory; Mackie; Joyce; Olson; normative institution; fictionalism; normative error theory; epistemic error theory; irreducible normativity; abolitionism; conservationism; propagandism;

    Abstract : This dissertation explores arguments and questions related to moral error theory – the idea that morality inevitably involves a fundamental and serious error such that moral judgments and statements never come out true. It is suggested that the truth of error theory remains a non-negligible possibility, and that we for this reason should take a version of moral fictionalism seriously. READ MORE

  5. 5. Anti-paternalism

    Author : Kalle Grill; Sven Ove Hansson; Torbjörn Tännsjö; KTH; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; paternalism; anti-paternalism; private sphere; self-regarding; harm principle; interference; reasons; actions; reason-actions; epistemic paternalism; public health; withholding of information; uncertain information; MCS multiple chemical sensitivity .; Philosophy subjects; Filosofiämnen;

    Abstract : This is a thesis about anti-paternalism – the liberal doctrine that we may not interfere with a person’s liberty for her own good. Empirical circumstances and moral values may certainly give us reason to avoid benevolent interference. Anti-paternalism as a normative doctrine should, however, be rejected. READ MORE