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Instrumental value – strong and weak

Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni LU (2002) In Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 5. p.23-43
Abstract
What does it mean that an object has instrumental value? While some writers seem to think it means that the object bears a value, and that instrumental value accordingly is a kind of value, other writers seem to think that the object is not a value bearer but is only what is conducive to something of value. Contrary to what is the general view among philosophers of value, I argue that if instrumental value is a kind of value, then it is a kind of extrinsic final value.
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trope, Kagan, extrinsic value, Auxiliary value, final value, instrumentality, Korsgaard, intrinsic value, usefulness, value bearer
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Ethical Theory and Moral Practice
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1386-2820
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  author       = {Rønnow-Rasmussen, Toni},
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  series       = {Ethical Theory and Moral Practice},
  title        = {Instrumental value – strong and weak},
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  year         = {2002},
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