Category-specified value statements
2006 (English)In: Synthese, ISSN 0039-7857, E-ISSN 1573-0964, Vol. 148, no 2, 425-432 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A value statement such as she is a good teacher is categoryspecified, i.e., the criteria of evaluation are specified as those that are applicable to a given category, in this case the category of teachers. In this study of categoryspecified value statements, certain categories are identified that cannot be used to specify value aspects. Special attention is paid to categories that are constituted by functional characteristics. The logical properties of value statements that refer to such categories are shown to differ significantly from the corresponding properties in social choice theory.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 148, no 2, 425-432 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-15508DOI: 10.1007/s11229-004-6236-0ISI: 000235914200009ScopusID: 2-s2.0-33644925863OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-15508DiVA: diva2:333549
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-05Bibliographically approved