TITLE

Instrumental Values – Strong and Weak

AUTHOR(S)
Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni
PUB. DATE
March 2002
SOURCE
Ethical Theory & Moral Practice;Mar2002, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p23
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
What does it mean that an object has instrumental value? While some writers seem to think it means that the object bears a value, and that instrumental value accordingly is a kind of value, other writers seem to think that the object is not a value bearer but is only what is conducive to something of value. Contrary to what is the general view among philosophers of value, I argue that if instrumental value is a kind of value, then it is a kind of extrinsic final value.
ACCESSION #
9778995

 

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