Normative Concepts

How do we get to have normative concepts?  What does it take for a concept to be the concept of ought, or of good, say?It seems neither necessary nor sufficient that one be disposed to
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How do we get to have normative concepts?  What does it take for a concept to be the concept of ought, or of good, say?It seems neither necessary nor sufficient that one be disposed to apply the concept to just the things that are actually good. On the one hand, you could be mistaken about what things are good whilst still possessing the concept.  On the other hand, you could have a non-normative concept which picks out the good items under some other, non-normative guise. (Suppose hedonism is true: the concept pleasure then picks out all the good things, but that doesn't make it the concept good.)Plausibly, the connections to normative practices and behaviour are more important.  When we judge that we ought to φ, we tend to be motivated to φ, and to feel some degree of guilt or shame if we fail to φ.  When we judge that another ought to do something, we may blame (or otherwise think less of) them if they fail to do it.  But couldn't these same. . .

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