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Ross Demo NC Willenkin Krister Bykvist One , better or worse state of affairs only matter to the speaker when said without qualification. Most consequentialists have the credentials to say this. Cummiskey proves. I’ll clarify later. Two , Second, even if it would be coherent to assign intrinsic value to normative states of affairs, we could easily make sure that the good is given its due priority by imposing a constraint on the valuables that make up outcome-values. The constraint is that no consequentialist assigns basic (non-derived) intrinsic value to a state that entails a normative state of affairs. Why put it in terms of basic intrinsic value? Well, we must allow the consequentialist to assign intrinsic value to a state that entails a normative state of affairs when this value is derived solely from the intrinsic value of some parts that themselves do not entail any normative states of affairs. For instance, consider the state of an act’s being right and John’s feeling pleasure . Surely, we could assign a derived intrinsic value to this state in virtue of the intrinsic value of John’s feeling pleasure without failing to give the good its due priority. Or consider, maximal states of Three , Second, intrinsic value seems to have certain structural features that prevent consequentialism from being robbed of all substantive content. In particular, it seems to be an agent-neutral value, a value that does not vary from one agent to another. This follows from the fact that intrinsic value is the value things have in themselves, in virtue of their intrinsic features. Fourth,
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course US 122 taught by Professor Trelawney during the Spring '10 term at Colby-Sawyer.

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