Axiology

Axiology: philosophy of values, of their nature and of value judgments. From the Greek, axioma, “what is thought to be worthy”, the ultimate, but under-theorized category of value reason, ideally building from rationally self-evident bases or axioms of value a complete system of value (aesthetic, epistemological, moral, etc.) with unlimited validity across domains. Onto-axiology is axiology which… Read More

Life-value onto-axiology

Life-value onto-axiology: General term for a value-system which regards life and means of life to more coherently comprehensive ranges of life as the sole real good, including the life support systems required to enable this process. See Axiology. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry,… Read More

Life-world

Life-world: Concept deployed by some continental philosophers like Husserl and Habermas which does not refer to life but to background beliefs. See Life-Ground. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems:… Read More

Money sequence of value

Money sequence of value: Using anything whatever as means (including money derivatives) to turn private money sums into greater quantities in reiterated choice paths of money-value adding. The money sequence of value ultimately regulates and is expressed in myriad forms of what is called “globalization”. Using life and life conditions to turn private money sums into… Read More

Life sequence of value

Life sequence of value: The process whereby any body of life becomes more life by means of life a process which admits of regressive, reproductive and progressive modes and degrees, each measurable by the criteria of more/less fields of life enabled or enjoyed through time. See Money sequence of value. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad?… Read More

McMurtry, J. (1998) Unequal Freedoms

McMurtry, J. (1998). Unequal Freedoms. Toronto: Garamond. [The first systematic elaboration of the idea of the ‘life-ground of value’, the book expresses a conceptual revolution in Western philosophical thought]. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with… Read More

Life-Ground of Value

Life-Ground of Value: A concept introduced by McMurtry (1998) which signifies the totality of conditions, natural and/or social, upon which any living thing or collection of living things depends for its existence. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in… Read More

Life-Ground

Life-Ground: the conditions of all life and substantive value. Most simply expressed, all the conditions required to take your next breath. Axiologically understood, all the life support systems required for human life to reproduce or develop. The life-ground is to be distinguished from the concept of “the life-world” which refers to background beliefs. The universal basis… Read More

Life coherence principle

Life coherence principle: Equivalent to ‘the full coherence principle’ whereby rationality or validity must be consistent with (1) factual premises and (2) valid inferences, so as (3) to enable rather than disable life and life-systems to qualify as rational or valid. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by… Read More