What do you think the word "terminal" means in this context, and what do you think I think it means?
Edit: Seriously, I'm not being facetious. I think I am using the word correctly, and if I'm not, I'd like to know. The downvotes tell me little.
In local parlance, "terminal" values are a decision maker's ultimate values, the things they consider ends in themselves.
A decision maker should never want to change their terminal values.
For example, if a being has "wanting to be a music star" as a terminal value, than it should adopt "wanting to make music" as an instrumental value.
For humans, how these values feel psychologically is a different question from whether they are terminal or not.
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