The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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  • Georg Henrik von Wright
Reference work entry


The concept of preference holds a pivotal position in value theory. It may even be considered a ‘value radical’ or common conceptual root of the three main types of evaluative discourse, namely, aesthetic, economic and moral.

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