Definition of normative:
Synonyms for normative:
- "The Approach to Philosophy", Ralph Barton Perry.
- "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.
No doubt the science of Ethics must take as its data all sorts of moral beliefs, customs and practices prevalent at any time among men; but it is not a speculative science which would merely aim at a posteriori inferences or inductive generalizations from these data; it is a practical, normative science which aims at discovering the truth as to what is the right and the wrong in human conduct, and at pointing out the right application of the principles arising out of this truth.- "Ontology or the Theory of Being", Peter Coffey.