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Internal or External Grounds for the Nontransitivity of “Better/Worse than”

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dc.contributor.author Persson, Ingmar
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-23T15:57:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-23T15:57:18Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier http://www.raco.cat/index.php/LEAP/article/view/297561
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/26727
dc.description.abstract In his book Rethinking the Good: Moral Ideals and the Nature of PracticalReasoning Larry Temkin contrasts two views of ideals for evaluating outcomes:the Internal Aspects View and the Essentially Comparative View. He claimsthat the latter view can make the relation of being better/worse than all thingsconsidered nontransitive, while the former can’t. This paper argues that theInternal Aspects View can also be a source of nontransitivity. The gist of theargument is that perfect similarity as regards supervenient properties, likevalue, is compatible with differences as regards their subvenient propertiesand that it’s logically possible that such sets of insufficient differences add upto differences that are sufficient for supervenient differences. Thus, perfectsimilarity or identity is nontransitive as regards the supervenient property ofvalue, and this implies that the relation of being better/worse than all thingsconsidered is also nontransitive.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Universitat Pompeu Fabra
dc.relation.haspart http://www.raco.cat/index.php/LEAP/article/view/297561/386543
dc.rights.uri The authors transfers a non exclusive rights of distribution, public communication and reproduction of his or her work for publication in Law, Ethics and Philosophy (LEAP) and inclusion in databases in which the journal is indexed.
dc.source.uri Law, Ethics and Philosophy; 2014: Núm. 2; p. 120-138
dc.source.uri Law, Ethics and Philosophy; 2014: Núm. 2; p. 120-138
dc.subject.other Derek Parfit, Larry Temkin, Transitivity, Non-transitivity, Supervenience, Outcome value, Identity, Similarity.
dc.title Internal or External Grounds for the Nontransitivity of “Better/Worse than”
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.modified 2015-09-25T11:55:17Z


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