Rights:  In received theory, a legal entitlement that protects individual interests from the coercive use of power. Rights can be negative (to exclude interference) or positive (to some good of self-realization). Human rights are universal entitlements, negative and positive, that people hold in virtue of being human. Source: ‘What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of… Read More

Risk behaviour

Risk behaviour: Specific forms of behaviour which are proven to be associated with increased susceptibility to a specific disease or ill-health. Reference: modified definition Risk behaviours are usually defined as “risky” on the basis of epidemiological or other social data. Changes in risk behaviour are major goals of disease prevention, and traditionally health education has… Read More

Risk factor

Risk factor: Social, economic or biological status, behaviours or environments which are associated with or cause increased susceptibility to a specific disease, ill health, or injury. Reference: modified definition As is the case with risk behaviours, once risk factors have been identified, they can become the entry point or focus for health promotion strategies and… Read More

Ruling value syntax

Ruling value syntax: In the ruling value syntax of contemporary global society, the subject is money capital whose verb is seeking to be come more without upper limit, and all modifiers are money-demand or its equivalents: with competing money capital subjects and the human and natural resources they purchase, exchange and dispose of always used to become more money capital. Rationality… Read More

Ruling Value-System

Ruling Value-System: A society’s value-system presupposed by those governed by it which ultimately regulates the decision norms and goals of the society’s dominant social institutions, the individual roles within them, and the thought structure of those internalizing the regulating assumptions and conclusions as givens. Religion is often the ruling value-system in fantastic form. See also Phenomenology.… Read More