Attitudes, Beliefs, and Love as a Condition of Value

Thomas Hurka

in Virtue, Vice, and Value

Published in print January 2001 | ISBN: 9780195137163
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199833283 | DOI:
Attitudes, Beliefs, and Love as a Condition of Value

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This chapter considers some further issues about the recursive account: how the value of an attitude is affected by the presence of a belief in its object's existence, the morality of fantasy, the relative values of attitudes that do and do not involve beliefs about their objects’ value (these are called intellectualized vs. simply emotional attitudes), and the challenge of a rival view suggested by Mill, Frankena, and Parfit that makes love of an object a condition of that object's having value.

Keywords: belief; condition; emotion; fantasy; Frankena; Mill; Parfit; value; vice; virtue

Chapter.  13359 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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