Daniel Muñoz visits Duke Philosophy as featured Colloquium speaker on Friday, October 15, 2021

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The Duke Philosophy department hosts University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Daniel Muñoz on October 15, 2021 at 3:30pm in the West Duke building, room 202.

"Values as Vectors"

I develop a new kind of value theory that represents values not as single numbers, but as many-dimensional vectors. (For example, instead of saying that the movie John Wick is an 8, you might say that it's a (6, 10), where the first number represents quality of action, and the second, quality of plot.) I then show how this theory can model failures of transitivity using just one basic value relation—‘is as good as’—without resort to parity, imprecision, or noncomparability. The result is a fresh and flexible framework for the stranger side of ethics, based not on sui generis values relations, but on multidimensional values.
 

Daniel Muñoz headshot