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


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