In Sharon Street's paper, "Nothing "Really" Matters, but That's Not What Matters", she uses the phrase substantive normative-claim:
I take it that this is because Parfit is thinking of the claim in question—about our reason to take the medicine—as a substantive normative claim, and so more “metaethical” kinds of worries do not spring to mind as potentially relevant here....
I don't know what she uses substantive to express.
I had hoped that the dictionary definitions of the adjective would help me. However, the dictionaries include more than one meta-ethically relevant definition of substantive.
- having a firm basis in reality and therefore important, meaningful, or considerable. "there is no substantive evidence for the efficacy of these drugs"
- having a separate independent existence
- defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which such things are established.
What does substantive in the phrase 'substantive normative claim' mean?