Essentialism and Normativity

Essentialism and - Michelle Riesenfeld TA Kevin Mattison Normativity vs Essentialism Normativity is a concept that means relating to an ideal

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Michelle Riesenfeld TA: Kevin Mattison Normativity vs. Essentialism Normativity is a concept that means relating to an ideal standard. As a normative claim tries to enforce a standard or model for people, it is often specific since it states how one should be. You shall not eat anything abhorrent. These are the animals that you may eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat; the deer, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the ibex, the antelope, the mountain sheep, and any other animal that has true hoofs which are cleft in two and brings up the cud- such you may eat. But the following, which do bring up the cud or have true hoofs which are cleft through, you may not eat: the camel, the hare, and the daman- for although they bring up the cud, they have no true hoofs- they are unclean for you; also the swine- for although it has true hoods, it does not bring up the cud- is unclean for you. You shall not eat of their flesh or touch their carcasses. (Deuteronomy 14.3-14.20) This text is normative because it tries to enforce a standard of eating among Jewish
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Essentialism and - Michelle Riesenfeld TA Kevin Mattison Normativity vs Essentialism Normativity is a concept that means relating to an ideal

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