The attractions and delights of goodness

Philosophical Quarterly 54 (216):353–367 (2004)

Abstract
What makes something good for me? Most contemporary philosophers argue that something cannot count as good for me unless I am in some way attracted to it, or take delight in it. However, subjectivist theories of prudential value face difficulties, and there is no consensus about how these difficulties should be resolved. Whether one opts for a hedonist or a desire-satisfaction account of..
Keywords value  good  happiness  well-being  Plato
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DOI 10.1111/j.0031-8094.2004.00357.x
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