The Structure of Normativity

Explaining what is good or bad, right or wrong, justified or unjustified.


“REASONS F1RST: The Structure of Normativity” is a philosophical research project funded by an ERC Starting Grant. It aims to explore the idea that normativity is a unified category by examining the hypothesis that all normative phenomena – including values, obligations and rights, the justification of beliefs, as well as appropriateness norms for emotions – can be explained in terms of reasons.



Call for Abstracts: Rights and Reasons

Workshop: Rights and Reasons Bielefeld University, 16–17 January 2025 Confirmed Speakers: Joseph Bowen (University of Leeds) Rowan Cruft (University of Stirling) Adina Preda (Trinity College Dublin) Laura Valentini (LMU, Munich) Ariel Zylberman (University at …

Research Visit

From February to August 2024, Benjamin Kiesewetter is Research Scholar at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, collaborating with our cooperation partner George Tsai. 2024-02-08

Call for Abstracts: Normative Reasons, Explanation, and Grounding

Call for abstracts Workshop: Normative Reasons, Explanation, and Grounding Bielefeld University, 24-25 October 2024 Confirmed speakers: Selim Berker (Harvard) John Broome (Oxford) Stephanie Leary (McGill) Olle Risberg (Uppsala) Eva Schmidt (Dortmund) The concept of …
ERC Grant “The Structure of Normativity”

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Kiesewetter
Chair of Practical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy

Bielefeld University
P/O 100131, 33501 Bielefeld
Email: normativity(at)uni-bielefeld(dot)de

Design & Development: Studio Nina Reisinger