Intrinsic value is an ethical and philosophic property. It is the ethical philosophic value that an object has "in itself;" "for its own sake", an intrinsic property. An object with intrinsic value may be regarded as an end or (in Kantian terminology) end-in-itself. Other names for intrinsic value are terminal value, essential value, principle value, or ultimate importance.See also Robert S. Hartman's use of the term regarding the science of value.

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  • Intrinsic value is an ethical and philosophic property. It is the ethical philosophic value that an object has "in itself;" "for its own sake", an intrinsic property. An object with intrinsic value may be regarded as an end or (in Kantian terminology) end-in-itself. Intrinsic value is a term employed in axiology, the study of quality or value. It is contrasted with instrumental value (or extrinsic value), the value of which depends on how much it generates intrinsic value. For an eudaemonist, happiness (human flourishing) has intrinsic value, while having a family may not have intrinsic value. Having a family may be instrumental since it generates Other names for intrinsic value are terminal value, essential value, principle value, or ultimate importance.See also Robert S. Hartman's use of the term regarding the science of value. (en)
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  • Intrinsic value is an ethical and philosophic property. It is the ethical philosophic value that an object has "in itself;" "for its own sake", an intrinsic property. An object with intrinsic value may be regarded as an end or (in Kantian terminology) end-in-itself. Other names for intrinsic value are terminal value, essential value, principle value, or ultimate importance.See also Robert S. Hartman's use of the term regarding the science of value. (en)
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  • Intrinsic value (ethics) (en)
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