Signal, definition, function, constitution or what?: a question about the relation between value and reason-giving in the buck-passing account of value
2007 (English)In: Hommage à Wlodek: philosophical papers dedicated to Wlodek Rabinowicz / [ed] Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen, Björn Petersson, Jonas Josefsson & Dan Egonsson, Lund: Department of Philosophy, Lund University , 2007Chapter in book (Other academic)
The so called ‘buck-passing account of value’ claims to offer an account to the effect that the value, or goodness, of things is amenable to the existence of some natural properties giving us reason for certain pro-reactions. This essay argues that we hardly can accept that. The offer is obscure already when we consider the relation assumed in BPA to obtain between value and reason-giving. Once the various forms of this relation are distinguished BPA appears implausible or not more than a research program. As to the much debated ‘wrong kind of reason argument’ that Wlodek Rabinowicz and Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen have developed, it is shown to be a trap for buck-passers.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Department of Philosophy, Lund University , 2007.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-18139OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-18139DiVA: diva2:157812
Webbpublicerad bok2008-01-112008-01-112014-04-25Bibliographically approved