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Single Idea 22156

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / B. Value / 1. Nature of Value / b. Fact and value]

Full Idea

The objective facts relating to human health broadly construed are the facts that measure the moral value of our actions, policies and institutions.

Gist of Idea

The facts about human health are the measure of the values in our lives


Stephen Boulter (Why Medieval Philosophy Matters [2019], 6)

Book Reference

Boulter,Stephen: 'Why Medieval Philosophy Matters' [Bloomsbury 2019], p.144

A Reaction

This is the Aristotelian approach to facts and values, which I thoroughly endorse. To say there is nothing instrinsically wrong with being unhealthy is an absurd attitude.