theory of value and obligation

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Croom Helm , London, New York
Ethics., Values.,
StatementRobin Attfield.
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LC ClassificationsBJ1012 .A85 1987
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Paginationx, 262 p. ;
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ISBN 100709905726
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In 'Value, Obligation and Meta-Ethics, Robin Attfield further develops the themes of 'A Theory of Value and Obligation', taking the opportunity to reply to the reviewers of the earlier : Robin Attfield.

Book Description. Originally published in and re-issued in with a new Preface, this book presents and elaborates interrelated solutions to a number of problems in moral philosophy, from the location of intrinsic value and the nature of a worthwhile life, via the limits of obligation and the nature of justice, to the status of moral utterances.

This work defends an interrelated set of theses in value-theory, normative ethics and meta-ethics. The three Parts correspond to these three One (Value) defends a biocentric theory of moral standing, and then the coherence and objectivity of belief in intrinsic value, despite recent objections.

Intrinsic value is located in the flourishing of living creatures; specifically, a neo. The Theory of Value and Obligation [Attfield, Robin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

The Theory of Value and ObligationCited by: The constituency of morality --Intrinsic value --Essintial capacities and value --Worthwhile lives --Priorities among values --Acting for the best --The limits of obligation --Justice --Population --Cognitivism --Beyond relativism --Foundations. The term “value theory” is used in at least three different ways in philosophy.

In its broadest sense, “value theory” is a catch-all label used to encompass all branches of moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, and sometimes feminist philosophy and the philosophy of religion — whatever areas of philosophy are deemed to encompass some “evaluative” aspect.

SUMMARY: This article presents a theory of obligation in the context of humanitarianism. Its foundational assumption is that there exists a moral theory of value and obligation book to assist the structurally dispossessed and functionally abused.

It builds particularly on the cross-disciplinary work (both academic and applied) of anthropologists, but also of political scientists. The Theory of Value and Obligation by Attfield, Robin and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at - The Theory of Value and Obligation by Attfield, Robin - AbeBooks.

: The Theory of Value and Obligation () by Attfield, Robin and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great : Hardcover. This work defends an interrelated set of theses in value-theory, normative ethics and meta-ethics. The three Parts correspond to these three areas.

Part One (Value) defends a biocentric theory of moral standing, and then the coherence and objectivity of Format: Paperback. ”Attfield’s book ‘Value, Obligation and Meta-Ethics’ (Atlanta, Georgia and Amsterdam, Editions Rodopi, ) provides the fullest presentation and defence of his extremely impressive ethical theory [Value, Obligation and Meta-Ethics] is certainly an excellent contribution to normative ethics in general, as well as, more specifically Cited by: A Theory of Value and Obligation By Robin Attfield Croom Helm,Pp., £ [REVIEW] Susan Mendus - - Philosophy 63 () Responsibility and Obligation: Some Kantian ries: Political Obligation in Philosophy of.

Originally published in and re-issued in with a new Preface, this book presents and elaborates interrelated solutions to a number of problems in moral philosophy, from the location of intrinsic value and the nature of a worthwhile life, via the limits of obligation and the nature of justice, to the status of moral utterances.

After developing a biocentric account of moral. A Theory of Value and Obligation By Robin Attfield Croom Helm,Pp., £ [REVIEW] Susan Mendus - - Philosophy 63 () A Theory of Value and Obligation - Attfield,R.

Feldman - unknownCategories: Political Obligation in Philosophy of. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle.

Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. The Friedman Doctrine, or Shareholder Theory, is a normative theory of business ethics advanced by economist Milton Friedman which holds that a firm's main responsibility is to its shareholders.

This approach views shareholders as the economic engine of the organization and the only group to which the firm is socially responsible. As such, the goal of the firm is to. Value theory involves various approaches that examine how, why, and to what degree humans value things and whether the object or subject of valuing is a person, idea, object, or anything else.

Within philosophy, it can be known as ethics or philosophical investigations sought to understand good and evil and the concept of "the good". Today, much of value. "There can be no doubt that it is an important landmark of economic theory."F.H. Hahn. The contribution of this short book consists in a rigorous, axiomatic, and formal analysis of producer behavior, consumer behavior, general equilibrium, and the optimality of the market mechanism for resource allocation/5.

A Theory of Moral Obligation. Dodsworth, Christopher R. Abstract: The dominant accounts of moral obligation today take as their main task the derivation of duties that are owed to other people generally, simply in virtue of their being rational agents or in some other way essentially “creatures like us.” These accounts begin by.

theory [the´ah-re, thēr´e] 1. the doctrine or the principles underlying an art as distinguished from the practice of that particular art. a formulated hypothesis or, loosely speaking, any hypothesis or opinion not based upon actual knowledge.

a provisional statement or set of explanatory propositions that purports to account for or characterize. The stylized facts of the labor theory of value are the same as those of the other theories of value plus subsistence wages.

Some assumptions can only be relaxed by moving them outside the model. Without the subsistence theory of wages, which provides a value for labor itself, the labor theory of value is severely weakened.

An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or tions are constraints; they limit freedom.

People who are under obligations may choose to freely act under obligations. Obligation exists when there is a choice to do what is morally good and what is morally unacceptable. There are also obligations in other normative.

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An Introduction to the Theory of Value on the Lines of Menger, Wieser, and Böhm-Bawerk First Edition – Second Edition – by William Smart () [1st ed.:] M.A., LECTURER ON POLITICAL ECONOMY IN QUEEN MARGARET COLLEGE, GLASGOW [2nd ed.:] M.A., D. PHIL., LL.D., ADAM SMITH PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, UNIVERSITY OF.

Then, in Section 2, I try to give an account of some of the main features of the concept of intrinsic value, which is the concept of value that is used in the formulation of the theory of moral obligation proposed here. Finally, in Section 3, I state the theory itself, and point out a few of its most fundamental logical : Fred Feldman.

Its lesson concerning subjectivism, value and price, causation and cost, utility, and the whole microeconomic foundation of the Austrian School, continue to be relevant - and still unabsorbed by the profession at large.

Exactly as the title indicates, as an introduction to value theory, this book has never been superseded by any other. Reath, Andrews Value and Law in Kant’s Moral Theory Ethics Reath, Andrews Agency and Autonomy in Kant’s Moral Theory: Selected Essays Oxford University Press Regan, D.

The Value of Rational Nature Ethics Cited by: 9. Labor Theory Of Value: The labor theory of value was an early attempt by economists to explain why goods were exchanged for certain prices on the market. It suggested the value of a commodity.

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I begin in § by describing four aspects of the authority of obligation that often get run together. Section describes my overall approach and motivates it with some basic intuitions. I then turn in § to explaining how my theory grounds the four main features of moral obligation.

Features of Moral Obligation Normative Force. Recommended Citation. Hans Oberdiek. "Review Of "A Theory Of Value And Obligation" By R.

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Attfield". 99, Issue 3. DOI: /Author: Hans Oberdiek. A. Theory of Value (Theory of the Good): This branch concerns the moral evaluation of people, states of affairs, character traits, etc. as good or bad (or better or worse). It doesn't directly answer the question of how one should act. B.

Theory of Obligation (Theory of the Right): This branch concerns the moral evaluation ofFile Size: 83KB.This chapter defends the Simple Theory of Legal Obligation.

According to this theory, to be legally obligated not to do some action is just for it to be the case that, from the legal point of view, the reasons not to do that action defeat any reasons for me to do it. I argue that the Simple Theory dovetails nicely with recent work about precedential reasoning and that it responds to Dworkin.A theory of value is any economic theory that attempts to explain the exchange value or price of goods and questions in economic theory include why goods and services are priced as they are, how the value of goods and services comes about, and—for normative value theories—how to calculate the correct price of goods and services (if such a value exists).