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David Sobel (Syracuse): The Case for Stance-Dependent Value

Date and time

Thu, 29/06/2017 - 15:30 - 17:30


Coombs Seminar Room A

The Case for Stance-Dependent Value

Having a contingent favoring attitude or stance toward something, even when one has no reason to have that favoring attitude, such as a preference for Lagavulin over Talisker or flannel jammies over cotton, can give one reason to choose (and ground a well-being benefit in) what one so favors over the alternative, at least in matters of mere taste. Our favoring attitudes can ground some reasons.

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