Value, Morality, and Ethics

Dustin Marcus Feigerle

Abstract


What 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.

Keywords


Value Theory and Political Theory

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15695/vurj.v1i0.2711

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