Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Placing the buck where it belongs: non-comparative value of individuals
Umeå University, Faculty of Arts, Philosophy and Linguistics.
2005 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

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.
National Category
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-7598OAI: diva2:147269
ECAP5, Fifth European Congress for Analytic Philosophy, Faculty of Letters, University of Lisbon, 27-31 August 2005

Refereegranskat abstract. / Peer reviewed abstract.

Available from: 2008-01-11 Created: 2008-01-11 Last updated: 2014-04-25Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Book of abstracts

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Fjellström, Roger
By organisation
Philosophy and Linguistics

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 15 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link