Intrinsic value and the supervenience principle

Philosophical Studies 157 (2):267-285 (2012)

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Dale Dorsey
University of Kansas
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An important constraint on the nature of intrinsic value---the “Supervenience Principle” (SP)---holds that some object, event, or state of affairs ϕ is intrinsically valuable only if the value of ϕ supervenes entirely on ϕ 's intrinsic properties. In this paper, I argue that SP should be rejected. SP is inordinately restrictive. In particular, I argue that no SP-respecting conception of intrinsic value can accept the importance of psychological resonance, or the positive endorsement of persons, in explaining value
Keywords Intrinsic value  Internalism  Resonance  Well-being  Moore
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