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Single Idea 6674

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. Value / 1. Nature of Value / e. Means and ends]

Full Idea

All moral judgements are ultimately judgements as to the value of ends.

Gist of Idea

All moral judgements ultimately concern the value of ends


Hastings Rashdall (Theory of Good and Evil [1907], VII.I)

Book Reference

Rashdall,Hastings: 'Theory of Good and Evil 1' [OUP 1907], p.184

A Reaction

I am increasingly struck by this, especially when observing that it is the great gap in Kant's theory. For some odd reason, he gives being rational the highest possible value. Why? Nietzsche is good on this. 'Eudaimonia' seems a good start, to me.