Placing the buck where it belongs: non-comparative value of individuals
2005 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
This essay disputes the attempt to reduce value to normative reason for fitting reactions, the so-called buck-passing account of value, mainly founded on Thomas Scanlon’s work. Using Scanlon’s contractual ethics as example it argues that the assumption of non-reducible value is defensible when morally structuring superior values are considered, namely superordinate values and what is called a ‘master value’. Since the point of the metaphor of buck-passing is to indicate the responsible dealer in a game, the buck would seem rightly to belong to the latter in the “game” of ethics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Lisbon , 2005. 25- p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-7598OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-7598DiVA: diva2:147269
ECAP5, Fifth European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon, 27-31 August 2005
Refereegranskat abstract. / Peer reviewed abstract.2008-01-112008-01-112014-04-25Bibliographically approved