From Valuing to Value: A Defense of Subjectivism

2017.05.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Sobel, From Valuing to Value: A Defense of Subjectivism, Oxford University Press, 2016, 312pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2017.05.13 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews David Sobel, From Valuing to Value: A Defense of Subjectivism, Oxford University Press, 2016, 312pp., $85.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198712640. Reviewed by Ben Bramble, Trinity College Dublin David Sobel's book collects fifteen essays (fourteen reprinted, one new) on subjectivism about value, the view that "things have value because we value them" (1). Sobel has three main goals: to "make [subjectivism] clearer, underline its main strengths and weaknesses, and try to persuade you that the view is genuinely attractive and plausible even after sustained scrutiny" (3). The book is intended as merely the first step on an exciting journey from valuing to value (accordingly, it is depicted on the book's front cover as a small step-ladder leading up into a dazzling but treacherous mountain). Subjectivism about a particular normative domain holds that normativity in that domain flows from, or has its source in, an. . .

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