Intrinsic and instrumental value

Intrinsic and instrumental value: What is a good in itself versus what is good as a means. 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. 

Invalid argument schema

Invalid argument schema: An argument form or skeleton such that if its variables are appropriately replaced making all its premises true, then it is still possible that its conclusion may be false (assuming no methodological flaws in the argument). Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John… Read More

Investment for health

Investment for health: Investment for health refers to resources which are explicitly dedicated to the production of health and health gain. They may be invested by public and private agencies as well as by people as individuals and groups. Investment for health strategies are based on knowledge about the determinants of health and seek to… Read More

Invisible-hand religion

Invisible-hand religion: Religion based on the idea that a Supreme Being or Design that regulates across beings to produce the best of possible worlds. See also Theo-capitalism. 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… Read More