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Métaéthique 2017-2018

République des Savoirs

Organisation :

  • Monique Canto-Sperber (CNRS/ENS/République des Savoirs)
  • Stéphane Lemaire (Université de Rennes 1)
  • Organisé conjointement par la République des Savoirs et l’Institut Jean Nicod avec le soutien du labex TransferS


Dates et lieu :

  • 1 mercredi par mois
  • 15h à 17h
  • ENS, 29 rue d’Ulm 75005 Paris, 3ème étage, salle du centre Cavaillès





  • 22 novembre 2017 - James Lenman, University of Sheffield
  • The politic of objectivity
  • My project is to defend a modest possiblity claim. I think there could be a community of rational reasonable social animals who lived together in moral community regulating their lives by a complex system of broadly shared norms and values which they affirmed and adhered to. And I think it is possible for there to be such a community in a world in which the semantic, metaphysical and epistemological claims of robust moral realists were all false without the members of that community consequently falling into any errors or being subject to any illusions. If this possibility claim is true, that would, I take it, be dialectically rather bad news for those semantic, metaphysical and epistemological claims.


  • 13 décembre 2017 - Charles Larmore, Brown University
  • La peur de la mort


  • 24 janvier 2018 – Olivier Massin, CNRS/ Université de Zurich
  • Grounding the normative
  • There is a large consensus to the effect normative features (moral, legal, aesthetic, epistemic…) are somehow necessitated by and grounded in (i.e. explained by) non-normative ones (psychological, psychological, social…). The consensus cracks, however, when one tries to spell out how exactly normative features are so necessitated/grounded. One main recent locus of disagreement is found in the debate over whether the necessitation/grounding relation at stake is metaphysical, or constitutes a new sui generis form of normative necessitation/grounding. After having given an overview of that debate, I shall suggest that, depending on the cases, they are in fact many different ways in which the normative is necessitated by and grounded in the natural, so that looking for a single account of the necessitation/grounding relations between the natural and the normative may lead us astray.


  • 14 mars 2018 – David Enoch, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Titre à venir


  • 4 avril 2018 – Pekka Vayrynen, University of Leeds
  • Normative Explanation Unchained


  • 13 juin 2018 – Laura et François Schroeter, Melbourne University
  • To be donedness


décembre 2017 :

novembre 2017 | janvier 2018

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