Single Idea 18672

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / A. Value / 1. Nature of Value / c. Objective value]

Full Idea

A support for the fittingness account (against the buck-passing reasons account) is the 'wrong kind of reasons' problem. There are many reasons for positive attitudes towards things which are not good. We might admire a demon because he threatens torture.

Gist of Idea

Values from reasons has the 'wrong kind of reason' problem - admiration arising from fear

Source

Francesco Orsi (Value Theory [2015], 1.4)

Book Reference

Orsi,Francesco: 'Value Theory' [Bloomsbury 2015], p.13


A Reaction

[compressed] I like the Buck-Passing view, but was never going to claim that all reasons for positive attitudes bestow value. I only think that there is no value without a reason

Related Ideas

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

Idea 18670 The Buck-Passing view of normative values says other properties are reasons for the value [Orsi]