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Why would the ideal observer make moral judgements?

Ideal observer theory states that an action is morally right/wrong if a theoretical, impartial, ideal observer has a positive or negative attitude towards said action, and that moral claims express ...
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Evaluative Nihilism (1) : If everything in the world has no objective value, will it have the meaning of having an objective value of zero? [closed]

Let’s talk about an idea from Professor Michael Hauskeller. He says that nothing in the world has an objective value (See note 2*) . If we think about this as everything having a neutral objective ...
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Positive well-being or the absence of values: does it matter what to choose?

In his paper, “If Nothing Matters” (2016), Guy Kahane discusses evaluative nihilism, which is plainly described by him as: “Nothing is good or bad. All evaluative propositions are false.” Prof. ...
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Under Marx's Labour Theory of Value, does the amount of utility in use-value affect the value?

Under Marx's LTV, the existence of value relies on use-value, as the commodity which has the value isn't a commodity without the use-value (tangible features of the commodity which give it utility). ...
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Is there agreement on “axiology” vice “value theory”?

Of course, Wikipedia is neither authoritative nor internally consistent—no surprise there. But, having encountered the word axiology, I checked out the article of that name, which asserts that “it is ...
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What does something depend on to be morally valuable?

First, what is the type of thing that can have value? (Actions, states of affairs, objects?) And then, what is it that makes something have value?
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Is "intrinsic value" an intelligible concept?

It's easy to talk in terms of things having intrinsic value, and it often sounds as though philosophers take it for granted that this is a coherent concept. But it seems to me that "to be ...
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Is it the content or the source of an obligation that determines whether it is moral or aesthetic?

Is it the content or the source of an obligation that determines whether it is moral or aesthetic? Consider the following statement reflecting a perceived obligation: "I must save the beautiful ...
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What informs the value theory one practices?

Stanford Encyclopedia states: "In its broadest sense, “value theory” is a catch-all label used to encompass all branches of moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, and ...
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Assuming meta-ethical subjective relativism, what is the bearer of value?

Is it the particular condition of concrete events, objects, or actions that are valuable for their own sake? Or is it particular mental states of observers that are the bearers, and creators, of value?...
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Why is Savulescu's (2001) Nuclear Accident case a case of harmless wrong-doing rather than a case of harmful wrong-doing?

Savulescu (2001) writes: "Or consider the Nuclear Accident. A poor country does not have enough power to provide power to its citizens during an extremely cold winter. The government decides to open ...
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Hobbes: Theory of value vs Theory of right action

What does it mean when someone says Hobbes has a “subjective” theory of value and an “objective” theory of right action? Does "objective" in this sense still mean fact-based? And if so, how are the ...
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Are there any philosophers that argued for knowledge having intrinsic value?

Many (if not most) philosophers agree that knowledge has value. However, does it have intrinsic value, or is its value purely in its ability to affect things outside of the realm of knowledge? Are ...
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