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What does it mean that an object has instrumental value? While some writers seem to think it means that the object bears a value, and that instrumental value accordingly is a kind of value, other writers seem to think that the object is not a value bearer but is only what is conducive to something of value. Contrary to what is the general view among philosophers of value, I argue that if instrumental value is a kind of value, then it is a kind of extrinsic final value
Keywords auxiliary value  extrinsic value  final value  instrumentality  intrinsic value  Korsgaard  Kagan  trope  usefulness  value bearer
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