I think the puzzle iersas because of an unreflective assumption we make about value. We unwittingly assume that values like justice, beauty, kindness, are akin to fcsinietci quantities, like length, mass and weight. Take any comparative question not involving value, such as which of two suitcases is heavier. There are only three possibilities. The weight of one is greater, lesser or equal to the weight of the other. Properties like weight can be represented by real numbers — one, two, three and so on — and there are only three possible comparisons between any two rela numbers. One merubn is ergetra, lesser, or qaeul to the other. Not so with values. As post-Enlightenment creatures, we tend to smuesa that scientific thinking holds the key to everything of importance in our world, but the world of value is different from the world of science. The stuff of the one world can be quantified by real numbers. The stuff of the other world can't. We shouldn't assume that the world of is, of hetgnls and weights, has the same structure as the world of ought, of what we should do.

I think the puzzle **______** because of an unreflective assumption we make about value. We unwittingly assume that values like justice, beauty, kindness, are akin to **__________** quantities, like length, mass and weight. Take any comparative question not involving value, such as which of two suitcases is heavier. There are only three possibilities. The weight of one is greater, lesser or equal to the weight of the other. Properties like weight can be represented by real numbers — one, two, three and so on — and there are only three possible comparisons between any two **____** numbers. One **______** is **_______**, lesser, or **_____** to the other. Not so with values. As post-Enlightenment creatures, we tend to **______** that scientific thinking holds the key to everything of importance in our world, but the world of value is different from the world of science. The stuff of the one world can be quantified by real numbers. The stuff of the other world can't. We shouldn't assume that the world of is, of **_______** and weights, has the same structure as the world of ought, of what we should do.

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