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Value/Values
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I. Philosophy

The philosophical value concept is the result of a hypostatization of value predicates that are assigned to objects or circumstances as signs of human esteem. By way of inference, the evaluative assessment gives rise to a value, which is in turn meant to serve as a source of norms.

R.H. Lotze developed the value concept in the mid-19th century, at a time when the upcoming natural sciences were incr…

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Großheim, Michael, Heesch, Matthias, Evers, Dirk, Mokrosch, Reinhold and Würtenberger, Thomas, “Value/Values”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_224183>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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