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All that jazz: linguistic competence and improvisation
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Philosophy.
2014 (English)In: Philosophical Studies, ISSN 0031-8116, E-ISSN 1573-0883, Vol. 167, no 2, 237-250 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recently, theorists have pointed to the role of improvisation in practical reasoning and in gaining new moral knowledge. Laura and Fran double dagger ois Schroeter have gone even further by suggesting an account of competence with evaluative terms based on holistic improvisation. I argue, however, that they fail in their task. Through a challenge of their key claim against Allan Gibbard's alternative account, I demonstrate that Schroeter and Schroeter provide only partial constraints on competence, and thus that their account lacks the content to provide an alternative to substantive accounts in metaethics such as minimalism and neo-descriptivism.

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2014. Vol. 167, no 2, 237-250 p.
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Evaluative terms, Competence, Moral language, Laura Schroeter, Francois Schroeter, Allan Gibbard, Hand-clasper
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-100384DOI: 10.1007/s11098-012-0084-4ISI: 000329460300004OAI: diva2:693413


Available from: 2014-02-04 Created: 2014-02-03 Last updated: 2014-02-04Bibliographically approved

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