Atomism About Value

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Atomism About Value. / Alm, David.

I: Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Vol. 82, Nr. 2, 2004, s. 312-331.

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Alm, David. / Atomism About Value. I: Australasian Journal of Philosophy. 2004 ; Vol. 82, Nr. 2. s. 312-331.

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T1 - Atomism About Value

AU - Alm, David

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - Atomism is defined as the view that the moral value of any object is ultimately determined by simple features whose contribution to the value of an object is always the same, independently of context. A morally fundamental feature, in a given context, is defined as one whose contribution in that context is determined by no other value fact. Three theses are defended, which together entail atomism: (1) All objects have their moral value ultimately in virtue of morally fundamental features; (2) If a feature is morally fundamental, then its contribution is always the same; (3) Morally fundamental features are simple.

AB - Atomism is defined as the view that the moral value of any object is ultimately determined by simple features whose contribution to the value of an object is always the same, independently of context. A morally fundamental feature, in a given context, is defined as one whose contribution in that context is determined by no other value fact. Three theses are defended, which together entail atomism: (1) All objects have their moral value ultimately in virtue of morally fundamental features; (2) If a feature is morally fundamental, then its contribution is always the same; (3) Morally fundamental features are simple.

U2 - 10.1080/713659840

DO - 10.1080/713659840

M3 - Article

VL - 82

SP - 312

EP - 331

JO - Australasian Journal of Philosophy

JF - Australasian Journal of Philosophy

SN - 0004-8402

IS - 2

ER -