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Value: fitting-attitudes account of

Rabinowicz, Wlodek (2013) Value: fitting-attitudes account of. In: LaFollette, Hugh, (ed.) International Encyclopedia of Ethics. Wiley-Blackwell, London, UK. ISBN 9781444367072

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Identification Number: 10.1002/9781444367072.wbiee311


According to an influential tradition in value analysis, to be valuable is to be a fitting object of a pro-attitude – a fitting object of favoring (see Pro-Attitudes). If it is fitting to favor an object for its own sake, then, in this view, the object has final value. If it is fitting to favor an object for the sake of its effects, then its value is instrumental (see Instrumental Value). Disvalue is connected in the analogous way to disfavoring, i.e., to con-attitudes. For a history of this fitting-attitudes analysis, or FA-analysis for short, see the following text. The label itself was coined rather recently, though, in Rabinowicz and Rønnow-Rasmussen (2004).

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Additional Information: © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Divisions: Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 10:58
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 05:36

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