Recent Work on Intrinsic Value

  • Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen
  • Michael J. Zimmerman

Part of the Library of Ethics and Applied Philosophy book series (LOET, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Identifying the Concept of Intrinsic Value

    1. R. M. Chisholm
      Pages 1-10
    2. E. Bodanszky, E. Conee
      Pages 11-13
    3. R. M. Chisholm
      Pages 15-16
    4. N. M. Lemos
      Pages 17-31
    5. J. Dancy
      Pages 33-44
  3. Doubts about the Concept of Intrinsic Value

    1. M. Beardsley
      Pages 61-75
    2. C. M. Korsgaard
      Pages 77-96
    3. S. Kagan
      Pages 97-114
    4. W. Rabinowicz, T. Rønnow-Rasmussen
      Pages 115-129
    5. J. J. Thomson
      Pages 131-152
    6. M. J. Zimmerman
      Pages 153-168
  4. Identifying the Concept of Intrinsic Value

    1. R. M. Chisholm
      Pages 171-179
    2. N. M. Lemos
      Pages 181-190
    3. M. J. Zimmerman
      Pages 191-205
    4. T. Tännsjö
      Pages 207-211
    5. W. Rabinowicz, T. Rønnow-Rasmussen
      Pages 213-226
  5. The Logic of Intrinsic Value

About this book


Recent Work on Intrinsic Value brings together for the first time many of the most important and influential writings on the topic of intrinsic value to have appeared in the last half-century. During this period, inquiry into the nature of intrinsic value has intensified to such an extent that at the moment it is one of the hottest topics in the field of theoretical ethics. The contributions to this volume have been selected in such a way that all of the fundamental questions concerning the nature of intrinsic value are treated in depth and from a variety of viewpoints. These questions include how to understand the concept of intrinsic value, what sorts of things can have intrinsic value, and how to compute intrinsic value. The editors have added an introduction that ties these questions together and places the contributions in context, and they have also provided an extensive bibliography. The result is a comprehensive, balanced, and detailed picture of current thinking about intrinsic value, one that provides an indispensable backdrop against which future writings on the topic may be assessed.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen
    • 1
  • Michael J. Zimmerman
    • 2
  1. 1.Lund UniversityLundSweden
  2. 2.University of North CarolinaGreensboroUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3845-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3846-4
  • Series Print ISSN 1387-6678
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