Some groundwork for a multidimensional axiology

Carter, A. (2010) Some groundwork for a multidimensional axiology. Philosophical Studies, (doi:10.1007/s11098-010-9557-5)

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Abstract

By distinguishing between contributory values and overall value, and byarguing that contributory values are variable values insofar as they contribute diminishing marginal overall value, this article helps to establish the superiority of a certain kind of maximizing, value-pluralist axiology over both sufficientarianism and prioritarianism, as well as over all varieties of value-monism, including utilitarianism and pure egalitarianism.

Item Type:Articles (Other)
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Carter, Prof Alan
Authors: Carter, A.
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
College/School:College of Arts > School of Humanities > Philosophy
Journal Name:Philosophical Studies
ISSN:1573-0883
ISSN (Online):0031-8116
Published Online:07 May 2010

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