Analyse & Kritik

Journal of Philosophy and Social Theory


"Katharina Nieswandt"

Titel: Must I Honor Your Convictions? On Laura Valentini’s Agency-Respect View
Autor: Katharina Nieswandt
Seite: 51-65

Laura Valentini’s novel theory, the Agency-Respect View, says that we have a fundamental moral duty to honor other people’s convictions, at least pro tanto and under certain conditions. I raise doubts that such a duty exists indeed and that informative conditions have been specified. The questions that Valentini faces here have a parallel in Kant’s moral philosophy, viz. the question of why one has a duty to value the other’s humanity and the question of how to specify the maxim of one’s action. Additionally, I discuss the concept of a social convention and Valentini’s use of it.

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