Values, Immediate and Contributory, and Their Interrelation


In this thesis, I purpose taking as my starting point the general agreement among writers as to the existence of values belonging to two distinct classes, immediate and contributory. In order to put the distinction between the two classes beyond question, I shall limit the class "immediate" to those immediate values which are agreed to be subjective, i.e., dependent for their existence upon some particular individual who holds them as values. The propositions, therefore, which I shall assume to be matters of general agreement are, "There is a class of values which may be named 'contributory'." "All contributory values are objective." "There is another class of values which may be termed 'immediate'." "Some immediate values are subjective."

Having distinguished two classes of values as subject-matter for discussion, I proceed to treat of their interrelations. But, before this can be done effectually, it is found to be necessary to disprove a theory which, if true, would render the distinction between immediate and . . .

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Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1920


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