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Intrinsic Value

Gilbert Harman

in Explaining Value

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780198238041
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597626 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198238045.003.0008
 Intrinsic Value

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Good news might be desirable to you even though it is not of value to you. Something not valued intrinsically might be valued as contributing to a larger whole that is valued intrinsically in the sense that the whole with that part is intrinsically preferred to the whole without that part. These points shed light on the value of some good news, to retributive punishment, and Dworkin's account of sacred value.

Keywords: desirable; Ronald Dworkin; good news; good; news retributive punishment; sacred value

Chapter.  5101 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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