Francesco Orsi

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Titel Francesco Orsi
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  • University of Tartu
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Beskrivning Francesco Orsi from University of Tartu, gave a self-contained talk at the Higher Seminar in Practical Philosophy with the title:

The Guise of the Good in Mill's Proof
Abstract: I argue that the guise of the good (if I desire X, then X appears good to me) plays a crucial role in Mill's famous proof the principle of utility, in showing not only that happiness matters for its own sake, but also that only happiness matters for its own sake. Unlike most commentators, I argue that Mill's ultimate appeal is to how we desire things, rather than to what we in fact desire. I conclude by sketching a notion of unconditional value that might lie behind Mill's argumentative moves.

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2018 okt 25

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Francesco Orsi from University of Tartu, gave a self-contained talk at the Higher Seminar in Practical Philosophy with the title:

The Guise of the Good in Mill's Proof
Abstract: I argue that the guise of the good (if I desire X, then X appears good to me) plays a crucial role in Mill's famous proof the principle of utility, in showing not only that happiness matters for its own sake, but also that only happiness matters for its own sake. Unlike most commentators, I argue that Mill's ultimate appeal is to how we desire things, rather than to what we in fact desire. I conclude by sketching a notion of unconditional value that might lie behind Mill's argumentative moves.

2018 okt 25

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NamnFrancesco Orsi
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University of Tartu