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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
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 Self-concern may be a source of pain, or a lack of self-respect, or a failure of responsibility
5 p.382 Personal concern for one's own self widens out into concern for the impersonal