The Journal of Value Inquiry

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 105–113 | Cite as

The Necessary Dichotomy of Fact and Value



Natural Kind Good Judgment Object World Logical Positivist Declarative Sentence 


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  1. 1.
    See Hilary Putnam, The Collapse of the Fact/Value Dichotomy and Other Essays Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2004).Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    See ibid., chs. 1 & 2.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Ibid., p. 16.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    See ibid., p. 26.Google Scholar
  5. 5.
    Ibid., pp. 34–35.Google Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ibid., p. 34.Google Scholar
  7. 7.
    See ibid., pp. 31–32.Google Scholar
  8. 8.
    Ibid., p. 27.Google Scholar
  9. 9.
    See ibid., p. 16.Google Scholar
  10. 10.
    Ibid., p. 15.Google Scholar
  11. 11.
    Ibid., p. 33.Google Scholar
  12. 12.
    Ibid., p. 7.Google Scholar
  13. 13.
    Ibid., pp. 15, 28.Google Scholar
  14. 14.
    See John T. Goldthwait, “The Forward Look of Value Judgments,” The Journal of Value Inquiry, Volume 30, No. 4, December, 1996. See also John T. Goldthwait, Value, Language, and Life (Buffalo, N.Y., Prometheus Books 1985). I am grateful to an anonymous reader for The Journal of Value Inquiry and to its Editor-in-Chief, Thomas Magnell, for suggestions whose adoption made a stronger article.Google Scholar

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  1. 1.St. AugustineUSA

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