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Personal Value

Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen


Certain things, like justice, have impersonal value, other things carry personal values: they have value for some person rather than have value, period. The philosophical literature as well as non-philosophical literature is inundated with suggestions about the kinds of thing that are good for us or, if it is a negative personal value, what is bad for us. This is a stimulating and vivid area of philosophical research, but it has tended to monopolize the notion of ‘good-for’, linking it necessarily to welfare or well-being. Since these more or less well-grounded pieces of advice are seldom acco ... More

Keywords: justice, impersonal value, good-for, personal value, value analysis, classical value taxonomy, reason problem

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199603787
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603787.001.0001


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Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen, author
Lund University, Sweden
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