Moral Status, Final Value, and Extrinsic Properties

Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 114 (3pt3):371-379 (2014)
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Nicolas Delon
New College of Florida
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Starting from a distinction between intrinsic and final value, I explore the implications of the supervenience of final value on extrinsic properties regarding moral status. I make a case for ‘extrinsic moral status’ based on ‘extrinsic final value’. I show that the assumption of ‘moral individualism’, that moral status supervenes merely on intrinsic properties, is misguided, and results from a conflation of intrinsic with final value. I argue that at least one extrinsic property, namely vulnerability, can be the basis of both final value and moral status, and that dependence on such extrinsic properties is compatible with the requirement of agent-neutrality
Keywords intrinsic value  extrinsic  moral status  final value  moral standing
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DOI 10.1111/j.1467-9264.2014.00379.x
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