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22. Metaethics / A. Value / 1. Nature of Value / e. Subjective value

[values arising from a human perspective]

11 ideas
Imagination creates beauty, justice and happiness, which is the supreme good [Pascal]
We don't want things because they are good; we judge things to be good because we want them [Spinoza]
Our rational choices confer value, arising from the sense that we ourselves are important [Kant ,by Korsgaard]
Values are created by human choices, and are not some intrinsic quality, out there [Kant ,by Berlin]
Every good is essentially relative, for it has its essential nature only in its relation to a desiring will [Schopenhauer]
All evaluation is from some perspective, and aims at survival [Nietzsche]
The ruling drives of our culture all want to be the highest court of our values [Nietzsche]
If values depend on us, freedom is the foundation of all values [Sartre]
It is by caring about things that we infuse the world with importance [Frankfurt]
If you don't care about at least one thing, you can't find reasons to care about anything [Frankfurt]
Aesthetic judgements necessarily require first-hand experience, unlike moral judgements [Gardner]