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3.3 What Mary didn’t know about values (The hard problem of value 3)

Dries, Manuel (2015). 3.3 What Mary didn’t know about values (The hard problem of value 3). Nietzsche-Studien, 44(1)

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Abstract

This article answers some criticisms raised against How hard is it to create values? and offers a further formulation of the hard problem of value. Section 1 addresses the objection that Nietzsche’s criterion of life is too vague to serve as a useful value standard. Section 2 expands on the important idea of appreciating the difference among value perspectives. Sections 3 and 4 present the “hard problem of value” as a challenge for Nietzschean value agonism and value nihilism respectively. Section 5 offers a further formulation of the “hard problem of value”: a thought experiment about Mary, an expert, anti-realist value creator, whose values may or may not lack some qualities, analogous to Mary, the colour scientist of the “knowledge argument”.

Item Type: Journal Item
ISSN: 0342-1422
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 45561
Depositing User: Manuel Dries
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2016 12:39
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2019 07:05
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/45561
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