Ends In Themselves
Some things are ends in themselves. There had better be some such things.
– Agnes Callard, interview with Russ Roberts
It is a life’s work to understand what things are ends in themselves, for us. Enjoyment? Money? Status? Impact? Love? Any of these things can bottom out in another. The graph has cycles, and each of us gets to choose where we stop the cycle. Does it matter?
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