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acquired value

acquired value  

A value (monetary or otherwise) that people attach to something because of its perceived usefulness. Contrast intrinsic value. See also instrumental value.
instrumentalism

instrumentalism  

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1. Goal-oriented, instrumental, or task-oriented communication or behaviour or pragmatic or instrumental values, often contrasted with expressive or relational communication or behaviour and ...
instrumental value

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Nicholas Dent

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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Some item has instrumental value just to the extent that it lends itself (fortuitously or by design) effectively to the achievement of some desired or valued purpose. It is that which is ... More
intrinsic value

intrinsic value  

Ethical values or rights that exist as an intrinsic characteristic of a particular thing or class of things simply because of their existence. Also known as inherent value. Contrast acquired value, ...
value

value  

A word with several quite different meanings: in statistical analysis of quantitative data-sets, the value is the score or figure observed on a particular variable for a particular case, or in ...

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