The buck-passing account of value: lessons from Crisp

Philosophical Studies 151 (3):421 - 432 (2010)
T. M. Scanlon's buck-passing account of value (BPA) has been subjected to a barrage of criticisms. Recently, to be helpful to BPA, Roger Crisp has suggested that a number of these criticisms can be met if one makes some revisions to BPA. In this paper, I argue that if advocates of the buck-passing account accepted these revisions, they would effectively be giving up the buck-passing account as it is typically understood, that is, as an account concerned with the conceptual priority of reasons or the right vis-à-vis value or the good. I conclude by addressing some of the broader implications of my arguments for the current debate about the buckpassing account of value
Keywords Buck-passing account of value  Roger Crisp  Reasons and value  T. M. Scanlon
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DOI 10.2307/40926834
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Thomas Scanlon (1998). What We Owe to Each Other. Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.
John McDowell (1979). Virtue and Reason. The Monist 62 (3):331-350.

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