Value Based on Preferences

Economics and Philosophy 12 (01):1- (1996)
Abstract
What distinguishes preference utilitarianism (PU) from other utilitarian positions is the axiological component: the view concerning what is intrinsically valuable. According to PU, intrinsic value is based on preferences. Intrinsically valuable states are connected to our preferences (wants, desires) being satisfied.
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DOI 10.1017/S0266267100003692
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