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Principles of Rational Valuing

Jonathan Dancy

in Ethics Without Principles

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780199270026
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601729 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199270023.003.0012
Principles of Rational Valuing

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Considers the prospects of a form of holism in the theory of choice, which holds that the value of one alternative can be affected by the mere presence of others. Argues that this position (also know as the Indifference of Independent Alternatives) is true for independent reasons, though it is also congenial to particularism. The consequence is that there is no possibility of a Full Ordering of values.

Keywords: choice; Full Ordering; holism; Indifference of Independent Alternatives

Chapter.  9296 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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