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Mistaken Value Analyses

Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen

in Personal Value

Published in print June 2011 | ISBN: 9780199603787
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729294 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603787.003.0004
Mistaken Value Analyses

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A preliminary analysis of personal value is presented. Chapter 4 also considers some influential views on the notion of personal goodness. The first, and most important, is G. E. Moore's famous attack on the very notion of something being good‐for a person. Another examined approach is a competitor to the position defended in this work. On this alternative value‐for and good‐for are understood in terms of the de facto attitudes of its beneficiary (i.e. the person whose personal value it is). In discussing these views this chapter takes the opportunity to clarify the author's own analysis on several important points.

Keywords: egoism; good‐for; value‐for; relative value; instrumental value

Chapter.  5054 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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