Join to Simply Philosophy online community. Open your mind, post your thoughts, think critically!

moral pluralism

Goodness: Intrinsic and Instrumental

We describe things as being good in two ways. Some things are good because they get us other good things. This is instrumental goodness. Money is a great example of this. Money buys us things we like and is good because it gets us what we want. Other things are good because of what they are. This is called intrinsic goodness. Friendship is a good example of this. We value friendship because it is ...