The Moral. The Personal, and the Importance of What We Care About

  title={The Moral. The Personal, and the Importance of What We Care About},
  author={Yitzhak Benbaji},
  pages={415 - 433}
This paper challenges what I call ‘Frankfurt's Care-Importance Principle’ (or ‘the CIP’), according to which, ‘If there is something that a person does care about, then it follows that it is important to him.’ Indeed, caring may generate genuine importance. I claim, however, that the agent's caring may have blinding effects too, it may blind him to what is really important to him. In this kind of case, caring does not generate genuine importance; rather, it reinforces the agent's false belief… 
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