Glenda Satne talks about her upcoming book on normativity that aims to reconcile how human beings can be both rational and a part of nature. She begins by framing the problem in terms of Kant's distinction between the space of reasons and the space of nature, neither of which seems reducible to the other. This presents a problem in the case of human beings in that they seem to be occupants of both spaces – to be explicable both in terms of the natural sciences and in terms of normative, rational explanation. Satne wants to explain how this can be without going the reductive route. She argues that the key to this is the social dimension of human language and interaction. Our ability to respond to each other in specific ways over others is explicable in social scientific and evolutionary terms and is, at the same time, what allows us to enter the space of reasons. This means, she explains, that while our rationality cannot be reduced to the phenomena that the sciences explain, it can be seen as emerging from such phenomena. Glenda Satne is Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong.