Value, Morality, and Ethics
AbstractWhat is the nature, origin, and ontological status of what we call 'value'? This article argues that value does not exist objectively, but is a purely non-objective phenomenon. Most importantly, I seek to clarify the concept of value and change the orientation of value toward the individual by considering Mackie, Ross, Spinoza, Hobbes, and recent theories regarding group selection. Finally, I conclude by asserting that any form of "greater good" must rest on and be considered at the level of the individual.
How to Cite
FEIGERLE, Dustin Marcus. Value, Morality, and Ethics. Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 1, may 2005. ISSN 1555-788X. Available at: <http://vurj.vanderbilt.edu/index.php/vurj/article/view/2711>. Date accessed: 23 feb. 2019. doi: https://doi.org/10.15695/vurj.v1i0.2711.
Humanities and Social Sciences
Value Theory and Political Theory
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