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Single Idea 18228

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. Value / 1. Nature of Value / f. Ultimate value]

Full Idea

If what is final is whatever is an end but never a means, ...why should something be more valuable just because it is useless?

Gist of Idea

An end can't be an ultimate value just because it is useless!


Christine M. Korsgaard (Aristotle and Kant on the Source of Value [1986], 8 'Finality')

Book Reference

Korsgaard,Christine M.: 'Creating the Kingdom of Ends' [CUP 1996], p.230

A Reaction

Korsgaard is offering this as a bad reading of what Aristotle intends.

Related Idea

Idea 18227 We desire final things just for themselves, and not for the sake of something else [Aristotle]