chapter  6
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Value as an Ultimate Idea

Chapter Seven. A Psychological Theory of Value Approval and disapproval vary with the needs, present or past, and with the habits and circumstances of the individual. How­ ever well-organised he may be, some impulses will always remain which directly or indirectly conflict with others. The satisfaction of any impulse is so far valuable. Apart from conse­ quences, anyone will actually prefer to satisfy a greater number of equal impulses rather than a less. But the only relevant con­ sequences are interferences with other impulses. The moral problem thus becomes one of avoiding waste.