Life-Capital

Life-Capital: The primary capital of any society or economy is Life Capital (LC –> LC1 —>LC n ), the wealth of means of life that produces more wealth of means of life in cumulative yield through time (eg., species/ecological, social, technological or knowledge capital which reproduces and grows through time in carrying capacity of life-means). Definition… 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-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-Interest

Life-Interest: The claim to life-resources that is grounded in human social-organic nature. 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. 

Life-unconscious

Life-unconscious: The life-unconscious arises out of life desires being conditioned to repressive forms – for example, the desire for oneness with life conditioned to be a craving for a power-machine vehicle dominating nature. See Bernays, Edward W. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy… Read More

Life-Value

Life-Value: The realization and enjoyment of the essential capabilities of living beings, most highly developed and expressed in human social organisms. 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. 

Life-value measure / metric

Life-value measure/metric: more/less life range in any field of life (thought, felt being or action). Minimally, more/less life range in any domain or degrees of life function. 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… 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

Lifestyles

Lifestyle (lifestyles conducive to health): Lifestyle is a way of living based on identifiable patterns of behaviour which are determined by the interplay between an individual’s personal characteristics, social interactions, and socioeconomic and environmental living conditions. Reference: modified definition These patterns of behaviour are continually interpreted and tested out in different social situations and are… Read More