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Single Idea 18685

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

Full Idea

Final value is to be favoured for its own sake; personal value is to be favoured for someone's sake.

Gist of Idea

Final value is favoured for its own sake, and personal value for someone's sake


Francesco Orsi (Value Theory [2015], 7.2)

Book Reference

Orsi,Francesco: 'Value Theory' [Bloomsbury 2015], p.119

A Reaction

This gives another important dimension for discussions of value. I like the question 'what gives rise to this value?', but we can also ask (given the value) why we should then promote it. Health isn't a final value, and truth isn't a personal value?