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Normative realism and ontology: reply to Clarke-Doane, Rosen, and Enoch and McPherson

  • T. M. Scanlon (a1)


In response to comments on my book, Being Realistic about Reasons, by Justin Clarke-Doane, David Enoch and Tristram McPherson, and Gideon Rosen, I try to clarify my domain-based view of ontology, my understanding of the epistemology of normative judgments, and my interpretation of the phenomenon of supervenience.


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Normative realism and ontology: reply to Clarke-Doane, Rosen, and Enoch and McPherson

  • T. M. Scanlon (a1)


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