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The Conception of Value - Paul Grice

The Conception of Value

Paperback Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9780199243877
Number Of Pages: 176

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The works of Paul Grice collected in this volume present his metaphysical defence of value, and represent a modern attempt to provide a metaphysical foundation for value. Value judgements are viewed as objective; value is part of the world we live in, but nonetheless is constructed by us. We inherit, or seem to inherit, the Aristotelian world in which objects and creatures are characterized in terms of what they are supposed to do. We are thereby enabled to evaluate by reference to function and finality. This much is not surprising. The most striking part of Grice's position, however, is his contention that the legitimacy of such evaluations rests ultimately on an argument for absolute value. The collection includes Grice's three previously unpublished Carus Lectures on the conception of value, a section of his 'Reply to Richards' (previously published in Grandy and Warner (eds.), Philosophical Grounds of Rationality, Oxford, 1986), and 'Method in Philosophical Psychology'(Presidential Address delivered to the Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, 1975).


"These lectures sparkle with wit...challenging and delightful at the same time."-- Times Literary Supplement


Judith Baker: Introduction The Carus Lectures on the Conception of Value 1: Value and Objectivity 2: Relative and Absolute Value 3: Metaphysics and Value Reply to Richard, Final Section Metaphysics, Philosophical Psychology, and Value Method in Philosophical Psychology (From the Banal to the Bizarre) Index

ISBN: 9780199243877
ISBN-10: 0199243875
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1st June 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.64 x 13.92  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.21