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Ideas of Christine M. Korsgaard, by Text

[American, fl. 1996, Professor at Harvard University.]

1986 Aristotle and Kant on the Source of Value
8 'Activity' p.239 Contemplation is final because it is an activity which is not a process
8 'Aristotle' p.229 For Aristotle, contemplation consists purely of understanding
8 'Finality' p.230 An end can't be an ultimate value just because it is useless!
8 'Three' p.225 Goodness is given either by a psychological state, or the attribution of a property
8 'Three' p.228 If we can't reason about value, we can reason about the unconditional source of value
1992 Creating the Kingdom of Ends
p.33 Maybe final value rests on the extrinsic property of being valued by a rational agent [Orsi]
1996 Intro to 'Creating the Kingdom of Ends'
2 p.372 A person viewed as an agent makes no sense without its own future
2 p.374 To make sense of personal identity, focus on agency rather than experience
4 p.378 Theory of action focuses on explanation and prediction; practical action on justification and choice
5 p.382 Personal concern for one's own self widens out into concern for the impersonal
5 p.382 Self-concern may be a source of pain, or a lack of self-respect, or a failure of responsibility