Values, Objectivity, and Relationalism

Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 75-90, 2004

16 Pages Posted: 17 Dec 2011

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Adam D. Moore

University of Washington - The Information School

Date Written: December, 15 2011

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Moore, Adam D., Values, Objectivity, and Relationalism (December, 15 2011). Journal of Value Inquiry, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 75-90, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1973422

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