Moral Realism and Kantian Constructivism
Article first published online: 3 NOV 2006
Volume 19, Issue 4, pages 402–420, December 2006
How to Cite
STIEB, J. A. (2006), Moral Realism and Kantian Constructivism. Ratio Juris, 19: 402–420. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9337.2006.00335.x
- Issue published online: 3 NOV 2006
- Article first published online: 3 NOV 2006
Abstract. This paper questions nearly every major point Christina Lafont (2004) makes about “the validity of social norms” and their relation to moral realism and Kantian constructivism. I distinguish realisms from theories of objective or subjective knowledge, then from cognitivism. Next, I distinguish Kant and constructivism from Rawls' political constructivism. Finally, I propose clues for an alternative theory of moral constructivism.