Princeton Workshop in Normative Philosophy: Leif Wenar (UCHV Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow)

Apr 3, 2023, 4:30 pm6:00 pm
Wooten Hall, Room 301 (Kerstetter Room)
Open to Princeton University ID Holders


Event Description

This project outlines a new approach to intrinsic value, an enhanced desire-satisfaction theory structured around logical relations that desires have to the world and to each other. This new theory overcomes several familiar challenges to the traditional theories, while bettering them either on simplicity or on fit with our confident evaluative judgments. The theory’s value pluralism shows why a great many lifestyles and cultural practices are good in themselves, while anti-social actions like bullying and racist domination must be bad. By the end, the article aims to give sense to the thought that value emerges from unities with the world, with each other, and within ourselves.