Value in the philosophy of Samuel Alexander
Fliger, Edward M.
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The purpose of the investigation of Alexander's value theory is to present his most important value concepts and to determine how well he treated the subject. Certain questions must be asked at the beginning of an investigation of value theory. The following are representative questions. How do values come to be known? How does knowledge of value differ from common knowledge experience? What orders of existence can be found to support value experience? Answers to these and similar questions are derived from a theory of knowledge and a theory of being. Alexander answers the questions concerning value from the perspective of a realistic naturalist. The source material for this thesis is found in the works of Samuel Alexander and in books and articles about his works. A primarily important source is his metaphysics, Space, Time, and Deity. [TRUNCATED]
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