American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The study of the nature of values and value judgments.
- n. uncountable, philosophy The study of the origin, nature, functions, types, and interrelations of values; value theory.
- n. countable The particular value theory of a philosopher, school of thought, etc.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the study of values and value judgments.
- n. the study of values and value judgments
- From Ancient Greek ἄξιος (aksios, "worthy"). (Wiktionary)
- Greek axios, worth; see ag- in Indo-European roots + -logy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“And he wondered whether the painting's change was a matter of keeping up with changing truth, but axiology tended to exhaust him.”
“So, I drew up a little ontology of sets of human agents: (phil sense, not compu) 1. denialists = with UNscientific axiology, whether w/or w/o (clim.) sci degrees”
“During my matriculation at Spelman College, I read the research of Dr. Edwin Nichols, who researched why and how cultural competence in the classroom looks and works by exploring the logic systems, axiology values and epistemological styles of different groups.”
“These include: anti-scepticism, anti-naturalism in humanities and axiology, realism in epistemology and philosophy of science, absolutism in epistemology and axiology, and empiricism.”
“In axiology as well as in metaphysics/theodicy, freedom is crucial, on Hartshorne's view.”
“As before, however, Hartshorne's axiology is ultimately theocentric in character.”
“Secondly, the concept of interdisciplinarity implies a neutral axiology”
“I think that differences in ontology, methodology and/or axiology cause a great deal of confusion in these discussions.”
“Until then, we'll continue to see participants in various paradigms demanding that other participants work from within the same ontology, methodology and/or axiology.”
“The branch of ethics concerned with intrinsic value is known as axiology.”
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