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Remove advertisment?[edit]

Last sentence of the introduction "Studies of both kinds are found in Cultura: International Journal of Philosophy of Culture and Axiology." looks to me like an advertisment for a journal. I would delete this myself, but I am quite a non-expert so I feel slightly uneasy about it. Kkumer (talk) 13:23, 14 February 2014 (UTC)


Merge Axiology and "value theory" entries[edit]

Both are almost synonymous, I suggest to merge those two entries. Best regards. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 134.184.131.126 (talk) 16:27, 30 June 2009 (UTC)

Pure synonims. Definitely Merge! Semifinalist (talk) 22:12, 21 August 2010 (UTC)


Axiology and Robert S. Hartman[edit]

Discussions of axiology without mentioning Hartman's The Structure of Value are seriously devoid of learning. He has made a major contribution to the study and understanding of value, and ought to be given a fair display on Wikipedia. Wjkellpro 04:24, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

He was German. That would probably explain his omission. German science is generally devoid of good sense which it trades in in favor of rigor. It think it can substitute lack of insight with deduction. If there's anything to complain about, it is the absolutely sophomoric "This concept led philosophers to distinguish between judgments based on fact and judgments based on values, creating division between science and philosophy." Rubbish. Not only is fact-value dichotomy a fiction, but the division---fact goes to science, value goes to philosophy---is through and through hogwash. It's not simply a factual error, it doesn't even make sense. Incoherent. --

Axiology and Robert M. Pirsig[edit]

I wonder whether indeed Robert M. Pirsig introduced the term axiology to the general audience in his Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. The main topic of the book is perhaps axiology, that is the study of what is value, but I doubt that Pirsig actually uses the expression "axiology". Also, Pirsig's assumption that quality and value are the same is somewhat unorthodox, defying the common usage. --Dan 15:50, 3 November 2006 (UTC)

I removed the claim that Pirsig introduced the term "axiology", as ZMM's full text contains neither the substring "axiology" nor "axiol". --Dan Polansky 14:23, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Value Matters: Studies in Axiology[edit]

The book Value Matters: Studies in Axiology is listed in the references section of the article. To me, it seems like an advertisement. I have read the book recently and I find it poor; I wonder whether any native English speaking person would recommend it as a source of information. --Dan Polansky 16:36, 1 May 2007 (UTC)

Though I have not read the book, Nicholas Rescher (the author) at least has a serious history of engagement with relevant aspects of the discipline. --Brianh 23:22, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
Yes, Rescher is a very respected academic. I have not read it either (but have just ordered it by interlibrary loan to take a look). The title does provide the useful service of showing that the term "axiology" has not fallen into disuse, as one editor of this article had previously claimed. -- WikiPedant 13:28, 16 July 2007 (UTC)