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Normativity and Agency

ByHille Paakkunainen

Normative facts, such as the fact that you ought to do something or have good reason to do it, are often thought to bear some important general connection to facts about agency. Most non-normative facts, such as facts about the material composition of the Sun, aren’t usually thought to do so. Why think that the normative bears some important general connection to agency, where the non-normative, as such, doesn’t? And what forms might this connection take?