Values, Objectivity, and Relationalism
Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 75-90, 2004
16 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2011
Date Written: December, 15 2011
In this article it is argued that an appropriate account of moral value, an account that avoids charges of subjective arbitrariness, preference manipulation, and species elitism, must view value as objective and relational. Objective values are those that exist independent of the affective states of sentient beings. In general, relational values are those that are conditional and come attached to groups or individuals.
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