Normative Knowledge and Truth

  • Carlos E. Alchourrón
  • Eugenio Bulygin
Part of the Synthese Library book series (SYLI, volume 172)


One of the most important (though not the only) role of norms is to guide human behavior. Obviously only future actions can be guided; this reference to the future is essential for what may be called the regulative function of norms.1 (Norms can also be used to evaluate or interpret past actions or events, but our attention will be directed toward the regulation of actions.)


Formal Condition Systemic Unity Normative Knowledge Deontic Logic Formal Argument 
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  • Carlos E. Alchourrón
  • Eugenio Bulygin

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