We examine ethics-related aspects of Hintikka's analogy that have previously gone unnoticed. They are: (1) the possibility of introducing and applying a novel distinction to ethics to distinguish two fundamentally different kinds of ethical rules, the definitory and the strategic rules; (2) the use of these rules to illustrate a fundamental shortcoming in the modern conception of normative ethics; (3) the possibility to separate two conceptions of ethics from each other based on the type of rules that they aim to formulate; (4) the radically different yet unexplored idea of treating ethical rules as strategic rules; and (5) taking Peirce's habits as strategic rules of interaction at work in both ethical and logical conduct.
|Title of host publication||Habit: Before and Beyond Consciousness|
|Subtitle of host publication||Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|
Pietarinen, A-V., & Gustafsson, J-V. (2017). Is Ethical Normativity Similar to Logical Normativity? In Habit: Before and Beyond Consciousness: Studies in Applied Philosophy, Epistemology and Rational Ethics (Vol. 31, pp. 123--142). Springer Verlag.