Scanlon's Buck-Passing Account of Value

Richard Kraut

in Against Absolute Goodness

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199844463
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919550 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Moral Theory

Scanlon's Buck-Passing Account of Value

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This chapter discusses how this book's views accords with and departs from Scanlon's buck-passing approach to goodness and value in general. According to Scanlon, when a thing has value, its being valuable does not itself constitute a reason for valuing it. He holds that whenever something is valuable, it has some further feature that makes it so, and that further feature is what provides a reason in favor of valuing it, not the mere fact that it is valuable.

Keywords: goodness; value; good; Scanlon

Chapter.  3792 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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