Desire theory of value

Desire theory of value: A concept to designate any theory of value which conceives all values in terms of individual desire objects. 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,… Read More

Determinants of health

Determinants of health: The range of personal, social, economic and environmental factors which determine the health status of individuals or populations. Reference: new definition The factors which influence health are multiple and interactive. Health promotion is fundamentally concerned with action and advocacy to address the full range of potentially modifiable determinants of health – not only those which… Read More

Determinism

Determinism: A problematic term typically, but falsely, counterposed to freedom of choice. The meaning adopted by life-ground onto-axiology is to delimit (de-termine) a known range of material possibility within which individual or collective choices can occur: otherwise put, individual and social freedom of choice within material limits. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All… Read More

Development

Development: A central term of value in contemporary global discourse which does not distinguish between opposed forms of development or growth – for example, more commodities sold for profit (market development/growth) and more means of life available for people’s lives (human development/growth).  Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and… Read More