Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Value

[Revised entry by Michael J. Zimmerman on December 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Intrinsic value has traditionally been thought to lie at the heart of ethics.
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[Revised entry by Michael J. Zimmerman on December 24, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, notes.html] Intrinsic value has traditionally been thought to lie at the heart of ethics. Philosophers use a number of terms to refer to such value. The intrinsic value of something is said to be the value that that thing has "in itself," or "for its own sake," or "as such," or "in its own right." Extrinsic value is value that is not intrinsic....

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