luni, 6 iunie 2011

normative statements


When someone eats and he or she is aware of the behavioral norm ‘Don’t eat while speaking’, he would not think of this norm as being separated from the activity of eating itself, even if there is an author of this norm and also a strong justification of it.

The height of a normative statement, either a moral or a political one, can be attained only in this way.

If such a normative statement does not succeed in being followed without questioning its author and justification, then it reveals its impossibility to pass from the authoritarian and ideological character to the activity that it wants to prescribe to others.