Value: A Menu of Questions
University of Oxford - Faculty of Law; Columbia University - Law School; King's College London – The Dickson Poon School of Law
September 15, 2011
Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 11-283
Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 54/2011
The paper considers some questions arising out of reflection on Finnis's writings about value, exemplifying them by consideration of the putative value of knowledge. They include the role of harmony, and of self-evidence, in identifying or constituting values, and the ways in which values can provide reasons.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 13
Keywords: value, harmony, self-evidence, identity of a value, value of knowledge, J.M. Finnis
Date posted: September 17, 2011 ; Last revised: December 4, 2013
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