Recent Work on Intrinsic Value

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Abstract

Recent Work on Intrinsic Value brings together for the first time many of the most important and influential writings on the topic of intrinsic value to have appeared in the last half-century. During this period, inquiry into the nature of intrinsic value has intensified to such an extent that at the moment it is one of the hottest topics in the field of theoretical ethics. The contributions to this volume have been selected in such a way that all of the fundamental questions concerning the nature of intrinsic value are treated in depth and from a variety of viewpoints. These questions include how to understand the concept of intrinsic value, what sorts of things can have intrinsic value, and how to compute intrinsic value. The editors have added an introduction that ties these questions together and places the contributions in context, and they have also provided an extensive bibliography. The result is a comprehensive, balanced, and detailed picture of current thinking about intrinsic value, one that provides an indispensable backdrop against which future writings on the topic may be assessed.

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  • Philosophy

Keywords

  • Intrinsic Value
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSpringer
Number of pages425
Volume17
ISBN (Print)978-90-481-6980-1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

Publication series

NameLibrary of Ethics and Applied Philosophy
Volume17

Bibliographic note

This is a Softcover version (ISBN 978-90-481-6980-1) of the hardcover volume (ISBN 978-1-4020-3845-7) Recent Work on Intrinsic Value, published 2005 by Springer