Single Idea 18670

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 2. Values / a. Normativity]

Full Idea

Version two of the normative view of values is the Buck-Passing account, which says that 'x is good' means 'x has the property of having other properties that provide reasons to favour x'.

Gist of Idea

The Buck-Passing view of normative values says other properties are reasons for the value

Source

Francesco Orsi (Value Theory [2015], 1.4)

Book Reference

Orsi,Francesco: 'Value Theory' [Bloomsbury 2015], p.10


A Reaction

[He cites Scanlon 1998:95-8] I think this is the one to explore. We want values in the world, bridging the supposed 'is-ought gap', and not values that just derive from the way human beings are constituted (and certainly not supernatural values!).

Related Idea

Idea 18669 Values can be normative in the Fitting Attitude account, where 'good' means fitting favouring [Orsi]