On for someone's sake attitudes

Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 12 (4):397 - 411 (2009)
Personal value, i.e., what is valuable for us (rather than value simpliciter ), has recently been analysed in terms of so-called for-someone’s-sake attitudes. This paper is an attempt to add flesh to the bone of these attitudes that have not yet been properly analysed in the philosophical literature. By employing a distinction between justifiers and identifiers , which corresponds to two roles a property may play in the intentional content of an attitude, two different kinds of for-someone’s-sake attitudes can be identified. Moreover, it is argued that one of these kinds is particularly difficult to include in an analysis of value simpliciter but not in an analysis of value for.
Keywords Personal value  Intentional content  Fitting attitude  Buck-passing  Love  Admiration  Sake  Universalizability  Good for
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