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Against Absolute Goodness$
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Richard Kraut

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199844463

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199844463.001.0001

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Scanlon's Buck-Passing Account of Value

Scanlon's Buck-Passing Account of Value

(p.54) Chapter 11 Scanlon's Buck-Passing Account of Value
Against Absolute Goodness

Richard Kraut

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses how this book's views accords with and departs from Scanlon's buck-passing approach to goodness and value in general. According to Scanlon, when a thing has value, its being valuable does not itself constitute a reason for valuing it. He holds that whenever something is valuable, it has some further feature that makes it so, and that further feature is what provides a reason in favor of valuing it, not the mere fact that it is valuable.

Keywords:   goodness, value, good, Scanlon

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