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The Strike of the Demon: On Fitting Pro-attitudes

Rabinowicz, Wlodek LU and Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni LU (2004) In Ethics 114(3). p.391-423
Abstract
According to an influential tradition in value analysis, to be valuable is

to be a fitting object of a pro-attitude. If it is fitting to favor an object

for its own sake, then, on this view, the object has final value, that is, it

is valuable for its own sake. If it is fitting to have a pro-attitude toward

an object for the sake of its effects, then its value is instrumental. And

so on. Disvalue is connected in an analogous way to contra-attitudes

instead.

Apart from the linkage between value and attitudes, what is distinctive

for this kind of analysis, at least on some of its readings, is that

it establishes a connection between the axiological and the... (More)
According to an influential tradition in value analysis, to be valuable is

to be a fitting object of a pro-attitude. If it is fitting to favor an object

for its own sake, then, on this view, the object has final value, that is, it

is valuable for its own sake. If it is fitting to have a pro-attitude toward

an object for the sake of its effects, then its value is instrumental. And

so on. Disvalue is connected in an analogous way to contra-attitudes

instead.

Apart from the linkage between value and attitudes, what is distinctive

for this kind of analysis, at least on some of its readings, is that

it establishes a connection between the axiological and the deontic

notions: value on this approach is explicated in terms of the stance that

should be taken toward the object. That it is fitting to have a certain

attitude, that there are reasons to have it, or that the attitude in question

is appropriate or called for, are different ways to express this deontic

claim. Consequently, an important advantage of the “fitting-attitudes”

analysis, or the FA analysis for short, is that it removes the air of mystery

from the normative ‘compellingness’ of values. (Less)
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  abstract     = {According to an influential tradition in value analysis, to be valuable is<br/><br>
to be a fitting object of a pro-attitude. If it is fitting to favor an object<br/><br>
for its own sake, then, on this view, the object has final value, that is, it<br/><br>
is valuable for its own sake. If it is fitting to have a pro-attitude toward<br/><br>
an object for the sake of its effects, then its value is instrumental. And<br/><br>
so on. Disvalue is connected in an analogous way to contra-attitudes<br/><br>
instead.<br/><br>
Apart from the linkage between value and attitudes, what is distinctive<br/><br>
for this kind of analysis, at least on some of its readings, is that<br/><br>
it establishes a connection between the axiological and the deontic<br/><br>
notions: value on this approach is explicated in terms of the stance that<br/><br>
should be taken toward the object. That it is fitting to have a certain<br/><br>
attitude, that there are reasons to have it, or that the attitude in question<br/><br>
is appropriate or called for, are different ways to express this deontic<br/><br>
claim. Consequently, an important advantage of the “fitting-attitudes”<br/><br>
analysis, or the FA analysis for short, is that it removes the air of mystery<br/><br>
from the normative ‘compellingness’ of values.},
  author       = {Rabinowicz, Wlodek and Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni},
  issn         = {1539-297X},
  keyword      = {Conflation-problem
Justin D'Arms
Daniel Jacobson},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {391--423},
  publisher    = {University of Chicago Press},
  series       = {Ethics},
  title        = {The Strike of the Demon: On Fitting Pro-attitudes},
  volume       = {114},
  year         = {2004},
}