Persons as “Self-Originating Sources of Value”

  • Anton Leist
Part of the Philosophy and Medicine book series (PHME, volume 52)


In this article I want to enquire into the sense of the formulation chosen for the title, and to ask where it leads us.1 The idea involved is clearly from Kant, but here I will not follow the path of exegetical approach; nor is Rawls’ political theory the object of my interest. Rather, I want to understand in general the involvement persons have with values. This makes it necessary to dedicate some thoughts to how values come into the world, to the epistemological and ontological status of values, and to the concept of the person.


Human Nature Rational Nature Propositional Content Environmental Ethic Humean Conception 
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  • Anton Leist
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of ZurichSwitzerland

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