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Paper   IPM / Philosophy / 13377
School of Analytic Philosophy
  Title:   On John Laird's "Value and Obligation"
  Author(s):  Amir Saemi
  Status:   Published
  Journal: Ethics
  No.:  1
  Vol.:  125
  Year:  2014
  Pages:   235-237
  Supported by:  IPM
Unjustly forgotten, Laird's "value and obligation", I shall argue, is of great relevance to contemporary moral philosophy. To this aim, I will explore three main theses of Laird's paper which are as follows: (T1) We can't understand judgments of value and obligation in terms of mere feelings and desires. (T2) Desire must be guided by cognition of some value. (T3) Judgments of rightness and obligation must be grounded in judgments of value.

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