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Buck-Passing and the Wrong Kind of Reasons
Uppsala University, Humanistisk-samhällsvetenskapliga vetenskapsområdet, Faculty of Arts, Department of Philosophy.
2004 (English)In: The Philosophical Quarterly, ISSN 0031-8094, Vol. 54, no 215, 295-300 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

According to T.M. Scanlon’s buck-passing account of value, to be valuable is not to possess intrinsic value as a simple and unanalysable property, but rather to have other properties that provide reasons to take up an attitude in favour of its owner or against it. The ‘wrong kind of reasons’ objection to this view is that we might have reasons to respond for or against something without this having any bearing on its value. The challenge is to explain why such reasons are of the wrong kind. This is what I set out to do, after illustrating the objection more thoroughly.

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2004. Vol. 54, no 215, 295-300 p.
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buck-passing, goodness, ought, reasons, Scanlon, value
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-70368OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-70368DiVA: diva2:98279
Available from: 2005-04-21 Created: 2005-04-21 Last updated: 2011-01-12

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