Can’t Buy Me Love. . . Well, Almost

Here’s an interesting article that has calculated how much certain values we hold can be translated into a monetary value.  It’s in British pounds but we can still see some things having a higher number than others.  Perhaps this supports utilitarianism?

About shaunmiller

I am an assistant professor (LTR) at Dalhousie University. My ideas are not associated with my employer; they are expressions of my own thoughts and ideas. Some of them are just musings while others could be serious discussions that could turn into a bigger project. Besides philosophy, I enjoy martial arts (Kuk Sool Won), playing my violin, enjoying coffee around town, and experimenting with new food.
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2 Responses to Can’t Buy Me Love. . . Well, Almost

  1. shaunmiller says:

    I’ve created a link where you can see the activities and numbers in an orderly way.

  2. aubreycierra says:

    This is interesting but how did they determine the worth of these? If it is by a poll then it is interesting because it would suggest that there is a difference between ‘intellectual pleasures’ and less intellectual ones. It interests me that as much as you here about how people love to go to the movies over reading a book. Still the value of a good book is more then a good movie, interesting.

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