more from Christine M. Korsgaard

Single Idea 18678

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / b. Rational ethics]

Full Idea

Korsgaard argues for the ultimate dependence of final value on the extrinsic property of being valued by a rational agent.

Gist of Idea

Maybe final value rests on the extrinsic property of being valued by a rational agent

Source

report of Christine M. Korsgaard (Creating the Kingdom of Ends [1992]) by Francesco Orsi - Value Theory 2.3 n4

Book Reference

Orsi,Francesco: 'Value Theory' [Bloomsbury 2015], p.33


A Reaction

This hyper-Kantian view doesn't strike me as very plausible. Not philosophical theory which entirely cuts animals out of the story has much appeal for me.