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For Someone's Sake

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/9780199603787.003.0005
For Someone's Sake

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The proposed analysis in this work, stresses that the defining feature of personal value, is not found exclusively in its normative element. Chapter 5 presents, and begins discussion of, the equally important attitudinal element. Objects of personal value are such that there is reason to direct a certain type of attitude on them—i.e. what is referred to as a ‘for‐someone's-sake’ attitude. An attempt is made to add flesh to the bone of these attitudes that have not yet been properly analysed in the literature. By emphasizing the distinction between attitudinal content and cause, and by employing a distinction between “justifiers” and “identifiers”, which corresponds to two roles a property may play in the intentional content of an attitude, two different kinds of for‐someone's‐sake attitudes can be identified. For the sake of illustration, love and admiration is discussed.

Keywords: sake; end; objective; intentional content; justifier; identifier; love; admiration

Chapter.  12362 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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