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Unformatted text preview: es had only instrumental worth, they wouldn't really have any worth at all; and this is so, in turn, because the supposed instrumental worth of any such activity would be based on a "regress" of merely 2 instrumental worthwhile activities that ultimately goes in a circle, and such circular derivations of worth (as we saw in our discussion of Nozick) are no real derivations at all. The feeling or worry that there are no intrinsically worthwhile activities in our lives- - that such a vicious regress of instrumental worth is really what's true of all our activities in life- - is what Feinberg is referring to when he talks of his "__________________________________________": I first remember the feeling and toying with the argument while observing crowds of shoppers in a supermarket. (Since then, I have come...
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