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Single Idea 18677

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

Full Idea

Many believe that final values can be extrinsic: objects which are valuable for their own sake partly thanks to their relations to other objects. ...This might depend on the value of other things...or an object's relational properties.

Gist of Idea

A thing may have final value, which is still derived from other values, or from relations


Francesco Orsi (Value Theory [2015], 2.3)

Book Reference

Orsi,Francesco: 'Value Theory' [Bloomsbury 2015], p.33

A Reaction

It strikes me that virtually nothing (or even absolutely nothing) has final value in total isolation from other things (Moore's 'isolation test'). Values arise within a tangled network of relations. Your final value is my instrumental value.