Single Idea 18685

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

Full Idea

Final value is to be favoured for its own sake; personal value is to be favoured for someone's sake.

Gist of Idea

Final value is favoured for its own sake, and personal value for someone's sake

Source

Francesco Orsi (Value Theory [2015], 7.2)

Book Reference

Orsi,Francesco: 'Value Theory' [Bloomsbury 2015], p.119


A Reaction

This gives another important dimension for discussions of value. I like the question 'what gives rise to this value?', but we can also ask (given the value) why we should then promote it. Health isn't a final value, and truth isn't a personal value?