Chapter

Pleasure Reconsidered

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/9780199844463.003.0010

Series: Oxford Moral Theory

Pleasure Reconsidered

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Chapter 3 offered an argument designed to make it plausible that there should be a positive answer to the initial question of this book: Are there things we should value because they are, quite simply, good? This chapter returns that argument and asks how convincing it is. It is argued that if a thing's absolute goodness is to count as a reason for valuing it, some convincing examples of things that are to be valued for that reason should be able to be found. So far none have been found.

Keywords: good; absolute goodness; value; positive answer

Chapter.  1192 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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