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Single Idea 18669

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. Value / 2. Values / a. Normativity]

Full Idea

Version one of the normative view of values is the Fitting Attitude account, which says that 'x is good' means 'it is fitting to respond favourably to (or 'favour') x'.

Gist of Idea

Values can be normative in the Fitting Attitude account, where 'good' means fitting favouring


Francesco Orsi (Value Theory [2015], 1.4)

Book Reference

Orsi,Francesco: 'Value Theory' [Bloomsbury 2015], p.10

A Reaction

Brentano is mentioned. Orsi favours this view. The rival normative view is Scanlon's [1998:95-8] Buck-Passing account, in Idea 18670. I am interested in building a defence of the Buck-Passing account, which seems to suit a naturalistic realist like me.

Related Idea

Idea 18670 The Buck-Passing view of normative values says other properties are reasons for the value [Orsi]