publication . Master thesis . 2015

The ethics of normative power

Beiniks, Stacia;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: University of Limerick
  • Country: Ireland
peer-reviewed The question addressed by this research is; how can the concept of normative power be morally evaluated? In general terms, normative power is thought to be an ability or disposition, where A has normative power when it is able to diffuse through communicative acts a norm n to B. However, prevailing theories also assume that all uses of normative power are justified, and that this is dependent on the norm promoted being defined as valid. This alters the definition of normative power slightly, where A now has normative power if and only if A is able to diffuse through communicative acts a valid norm n to B. Chapter one argues that if normative power ...
free text keywords: normative power, ethics
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