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  1. instrumental value

    In moral philosophy, instrumental and intrinsic value are the distinction between what is a means to an end and what is as an end in itself. Things are deemed to have instrumental value if they help one achieve a particular end; intrinsic values, by contrast, are understood to be desirable in and of themselves. A tool or appliance, such as a hammer or washing machine, has instrumental value because it helps you pound in a nail or cleans your clothes. Happiness and pleasure are typically considered to have intrinsic value insofar as asking why someone would want them makes little sense: they are desirable for their own sake irrespective of their possible instrumental value. The classic names instrumental and intrinsic were coined by sociologist Max Weber, who spent years studying good meanings people assigned to their actions and beliefs.

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  1. Instrumental value

    Instrumental value is the value of objects, both physical objects and abstract objects, not as ends-in-themselves, but as means of achieving something else. It is often contrasted with items of intrinsic value. It is studied in the field of value theory. An ethic good with instrumental value may be regarded as an ethic mean, not necessarily being an end in itself.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of instrumental value in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of instrumental value in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2


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