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.