Educology

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Instrumentally Good

Something is 'instrumentally good' if it is a means to an end (goal). It is good for achieving a goal. Hence, it is effective. It works.

"Effectiveness ... can be established by sensory observation, but worthwhileness cannot" (Steiner, 1988, p. 25).

See also: intrinsically good.


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Compare with: Value theory (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy).