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Value, Reality, and Desire$
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Graham Oddie

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199273416

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199273413.001.0001

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VALUE BEYOND DESIRE

VALUE BEYOND DESIRE

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(p.107) 5 VALUE BEYOND DESIRE
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Value, Reality, and Desire
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GRAHAM ODDIE

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199273413.003.0005

This chapter examines what happens when certain pathologies of desire are systematically refined. The results suggest that there is a desire-independent value residue, one to which the pure idealist cannot appeal, but one which it seems necessary to invoke if desire-refinement is to converge on the good. That there is a value residue at the level of higher-order desires is pretty well undeniable. At the end of the chapter, the question is raised as to whether there is a value residue at the first-order level as well.

Keywords:   value residue, idealism, refinement, egoism, altruism, infatuation, partiality, hatred, perversity

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