From an Axiological Standpoint

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Miles Tucker
Virginia Commonwealth University
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I maintain that intrinsic value is the fundamental concept of axiology. Many contemporary philosophers disagree; they say the proper object of value theory is final value. I examine three accounts of the nature of final value: the first claims that final value is non‐instrumental value; the second claims that final value is the value a thing has as an end; the third claims that final value is ultimate or non‐derivative value. In each case, I argue that the concept of final value described is either identical with the classical notion of intrinsic value or is not a plausible candidate for the primary concept of axiology.
Keywords Final Value  Intrinsic Value  Conditionalism  Axiology  G.E. Moore
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DOI 10.1111/rati.12219
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