Objective Values

Objective Values: Values which – although often absurdly denied – are independent of individuals’ affirming them (e.g., the values of universal life support systems like the earth’s atmosphere).

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: Oxford, 2004-11.