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Value and Idiosyncratic Fitting Attitudes

Value and Idiosyncratic Fitting Attitudes
Value and Idiosyncratic Fitting Attitudes
Norm-attitude accounts of value say that for something to be valuable is for there to be norms that support valuing that thing. For example, according to fitting-attitude accounts, something is of value if it is fitting to value, and according to buck-passing accounts, something is of value if the reasons support valuing it. Norm-attitude accounts face the partiality problem: in cases of partiality, what it is fitting to value, and what the reasons support valuing, may not line up with what’s valuable. Buck-passers have a solution to this problem and may claim that this gives them an advantage over fitting-attitude accounts. In this paper, we show how fitting-attitudes accounts can offer a broadly analogous, and equally attractive, solution to the problem.
Oxford University Press
Way, Jonathan
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Mchugh, Conor
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Howard, Christopher
Rowland, Richard
Way, Jonathan
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Mchugh, Conor
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Howard, Christopher
Rowland, Richard

Way, Jonathan and Mchugh, Conor (2021) Value and Idiosyncratic Fitting Attitudes. In, Howard, Christopher and Rowland, Richard (eds.) Fittingness. Oxford University Press. (In Press)

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Norm-attitude accounts of value say that for something to be valuable is for there to be norms that support valuing that thing. For example, according to fitting-attitude accounts, something is of value if it is fitting to value, and according to buck-passing accounts, something is of value if the reasons support valuing it. Norm-attitude accounts face the partiality problem: in cases of partiality, what it is fitting to value, and what the reasons support valuing, may not line up with what’s valuable. Buck-passers have a solution to this problem and may claim that this gives them an advantage over fitting-attitude accounts. In this paper, we show how fitting-attitudes accounts can offer a broadly analogous, and equally attractive, solution to the problem.

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Accepted/In Press date: 21 December 2021

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Local EPrints ID: 454348
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/454348
PURE UUID: 686682a3-e494-4921-84f9-26d6f280b8bc

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Date deposited: 07 Feb 2022 17:55
Last modified: 07 Feb 2022 17:55

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Author: Jonathan Way
Author: Conor Mchugh
Editor: Christopher Howard
Editor: Richard Rowland

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