Chapter

The Problem of Double Value

Richard Kraut

in Against Absolute Goodness

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199844463
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919550 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844463.003.0009

Series: Oxford Moral Theory

The Problem of Double Value

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This chapter explains why the author of this book doubts that we should respond affirmatively to the question with which the book began: “Are there things we should value because they are, quite simply, good?” Chapter 3 showed why it is reasonable to be tempted by a positive answer. Now it is time in this chapter to see why second thoughts are in order.

Keywords: good; goodness; value; second thoughts

Chapter.  2790 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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