Notes on Value and Objectivity

Joseph Raz

in Engaging Reason

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780199248001
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598272 | DOI:
 Notes on Value and Objectivity

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An examination of why people are guided by valuable aspects of the world. From this, an examination of the possibility of there being value in the world is taken. It is argued that the existence of types of valuable objects and options, particularly those whose existence depends on shared social practices with shared meanings provides a good account of how we might construe the objectivity of value.

Keywords: objectivity; objectivity of value; social practice; value

Chapter.  20325 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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