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Value relations

Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2008) Value relations. Theoria, 74 (1). pp. 18-49. ISSN 0040-5825

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Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1755-2567.2008.00008.x


The paper provides a general account of value relations. It takes its departure in a special type of value relation, parity, which according to Ruth Chang is a form of evaluative comparability that differs from the three standard forms of comparability: betterness, worseness and equal goodness. Recently, Joshua Gert has suggested that the notion of parity can be accounted for if value comparisons are interpreted as normative assessments of preference. While Gert's basic idea is attractive, the way he develops it is flawed: His modeling of values by intervals of permissible preference strengths is inadequate. Instead, I provide an alternative modeling in terms of intersections of rationally permissible preference orderings. This yields a general taxonomy of all binary value relations. The paper concludes with some implications of this approach for rational choice.

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Additional Information: © 2008 Stiftelsen Theoria
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2013 15:04
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2024 16:48

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