A Rawlsian Revitalization of Gewirth’s Normative Structure for Action

  • Bo Fox Pons
Keywords: philosophy, reason and morality, gewirth, rawlsian

Abstract

Alan Gewirth’s Reason and Morality justifies certain fundamental moral principles and develops morality out of the basic structure of action. Contemporary literature exposes a critical flaw in the second stage of Gewirth’s argument contending that Gewirth fails to create agent-neutral moral claims. In order to provide a transfer of interests between agents, the solution to Gewirth’s problem, I argue that certain Rawlsian concepts buttress and are consistent with Gewirth’s argument for the normative structure of action.

Published
2011-09-12
How to Cite
Pons, B. F. (2011). A Rawlsian Revitalization of Gewirth’s Normative Structure for Action. Stance: An International Undergraduate Philosophy Journal, 4(1), 79-89. Retrieved from https://openjournals.bsu.edu/stance/article/view/1793
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