(refutation of disagreement with 2. D.)
Refutation of claiming that there is an overarching impersonal standard of the worthwhile:
- This view may be referred to as impersonalism
- Anything in the universe is only significant for persons. Nothing is significant to any mere thing.
- Therefore, what is worthwhile, given that it is a form of significance, must be in relation to persons. We cannot act for a standard that is a mere thing which functions over and against the good of persons. However, in considering the good of all persons the good is more than personal: it is social.
- We cannot discount what is worthwhile for any person, therefore, for the sake of any impersonal standard, but remain accountable for what is significant to all persons, and not just human persons.
RETURN TO DISAGREEMENTS WITH PREMISE 2.
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