Although we now readily distinguish between value and values, it is useful to keep this historical sketch of the origins of the distinction in mind, ...
Author: Roger T. Ames
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
The most pressing issues of the twenty-first century—climate change and persistent hunger in a world of food surpluses, to name only two—are not problems that can be solved from within individual disciplines, nation-states, or cultural perspectives. They are predicaments that can only be resolved by generating sustained and globally robust coordination across value systems. The scale of the problems and necessity for coordinated global solutions signal a world historical transit as momentous as the Industrial Revolution: a transition from the predominance of technical knowledge to that of ethical deliberation. This volume brings together leading thinkers from around the world to deliberate on how best to correlate worth (value) with what is worthwhile (values), pairing human prosperity with personal, environmental, and spiritual flourishing in a world of differing visions of what constitutes a moral life. Especially in the aftermath of what is now being called the Great Recession, awareness has mounted of the imperative to question the modern divorce of economics from ethics. While the domains of economics and ethics were from antiquity through at least the eighteenth century understood in many cultures to be coterminous and mutually entailing, the modern assumption has been that the goal of maximizing human prosperity and the aim of justly enhancing our lives as persons and as communities were functionally and practically distinct. Working from a wide array of perspectives, the contributors to this volume offer a set of challenges to the assumed independence of the quantitative and qualitative dimensions of human and planetary well-being. Reflecting on the complex interrelationship among economics, justice, and equity, the book resists "one size fits all" approaches and struggles to revitalize the marriage of economics and ethics by activating cultural differences as the basis of mutual contribution to shared human flourishing. The publication of this important collection will stimulate or extend critical debates among scholars and students working in a number of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, including philosophy, history, environmental studies, economics, and law. Contributors: Roger T. Ames, James Behuniak Jr., Steve Bein, Nalini Bhushan, Purushottama Bilimoria, Steven Burik, Amita Chatterjee, Baoyan Cheng, Gordon Davis, Jay L. Garfield, Steven F. Geisz, Peter D. Hershock, Larry A. Hickman, Kathleen M. Higgins, Heidi M. Hurd, Thomas P. Kasulis, Workineh Kelbessa, Lori Keleher, Oliver Leaman, James McRae, Jin Y. Park, James Peterman, Naoko Saito, May Sim, Robert Smid, Paul Standish, Kenneth W. Stikkers, Karsten J. Struhl, Meera Sushila Viswanathan, Wu Shiu- Ching, Xu Di, T. Yamauchi, Yang Liuxin
The Pursuit of Value is an intellectual journey with a philosophical destination about how we find value, meaning and purpose in our lives.The book re-examines the big questions of life through the auspices of value and consciousness, and ...
The Pursuit of Value This book re-examines the big questions of life through the auspices of value and consciousness, and through their roles in human activities such as ethics, religion, romance, and purpose. A meaningful life, for example, is ostensibly one that is worthwhile or valuable, and ethical principles are values that guide 'right' conduct. But both value and consciousness are beset by theoretical problems as well as holding out promises of explanation and resolution. Thinkers from Nietzsche to Ronald Dworkin agree that values are amongst the most crucial aspects of life, lying at the heart of politics, religion, morality and social order. But they are also amongst the least understood. Basic questions remain unanswered such as: what are values, how can apparently subjective values be objective, and perhaps more importantly, how does value enter into our experience of the quality and meaning of our lives? The phenomenon of consciousness offers solutions as well as additional problems. The classic 'mind-body' issue continues to reveal uncertainty over the status of mind as either an aspect of the physical world or as some other species of 'being'. Less widely discussed, an error theory of consciousness-comparable to Mackie's error theory of value-is presented here to explain both the neglect or obfuscation of personal existence, and the 'mysteriousness' of that existence, seemingly evoked by a non-referential form of perception to which every self-conscious individual is subjected. Further questions of free-will, personal identity, and the development of cognitive faculties are also illuminated by a consideration of consciousness, or rather a graduated conception of consciousness attributable with different levels or degrees. It's almost a truism that self-consciousness is a precondition of free-will, personal identity, and certain cognitive faculties, that typically pre-reflective 'animal' consciousness doesn't enjoy. Questions of value also call upon theory of mind, or in our case, a structural conception of consciousness, once favoured in phenomenology. Harking back to Sartrean relations between value, selection and choice, structural features such as graduation, divisibility and 'intentionality' can further explain the origins of value as well as how it can both propel itself and be constrained by its own choices for value. Thrust into the world of reason, intentional objects and the unavoidability of choice, additional constraints bear upon value, and thereby upon our experience of the world. The problematic 'fact-value' and 'is-ought' distinctions in human action and ethics are also offered resolution in a structural account where value isn't just a product of consciousness, but provides a foundation for further value and values. In a structural perspective, the phenomenon of 'choice', for instance, can be understood as both an integral property of consciousness and a final arbiter of moral decision. A resolution of the seeming contradiction between a choice that is both 'free' and 'objectively moral' comes within reach with explanations of value in terms of structures of consciousness that provide both a graduated notion of free-will and a 'relative objectivity' with normative features. Further explanations of value with reference to its quality, resilience and sufficiency, in relation to supporting cognitive objects, sets us on a certain trajectory, on route to a value 'preference', and on a path towards an experience of a 'good' and meaningful life, that we outline here.
This study of axiology explores the axiocentricity of being human.
Author: Ludwig Grünberg
This study of axiology explores the axiocentricity of being human. Human beings dwell in the realm of value. Values are not simply what persons have; values in large part are what persons are. The mystique of values is analyzed here in terms of their cultural, phenomenological, and ontological status. The relationship between science and values is debated. Values should not be submitted to reductionism. Postmodernism raises new problems for the future of a philosophy of values. Yet, we may direct our hopes toward happiness, universalism, and humanism as inseparable from value-life.
In celebration of IESE's 50 years of bridging the gap between theory and practice, this essential compilation brings together today's top researchers to tackle the real-life issues that family business owners face on a daily basis, shedding ...
Author: Josep Tàpies
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Category: Business & Economics
In celebration of IESE's 50 years of bridging the gap between theory and practice, this essential compilation brings together today's top researchers to tackle the real-life issues that family business owners face on a daily basis, shedding new light on the values that shape these special types of companies.
How to cultivate a profitable business centered on core values.
Author: Lisa Huetteman
Publisher: Booklocker.Com Incorporated
Category: Business & Economics
Successful leaders know the right strategy is needed to compete, while the right culture is needed to succeed. That is why they identify, define, and live by core values aligned with the vision of the business. This insightful and practical book defines five principles for achieving success through values-centered leadership. It outlines concrete steps to reap the extraordinary benefits of living core values in clear prose amplified by the real-life experiences of successful companies.
This work illustrates China’s values and how they are practiced.
Author: Zhen Han
This work illustrates China’s values and how they are practiced. After introducing readers to the theories, systematical structure, historical status, and influence of traditional Chinese values, it points out major developmental trends in connection with modernization. Further, it explores the significance of the contemporary reconstruction of Chinese values and argues that these values can be divided into three layers: values-based goals of national development, Chinese values concepts, and norms of values in a civil society. On this basis, it subsequently interprets the core socialist values “Prosperity, Democracy, Civility and Harmony,” the value concepts “Freedom, Equality, Justice and Rule of Law” and values-based norms “Patriotism, Dedication, Integrity and Friendship.”
Author: Christopher D. ConnorsPublish On: 2017-11-03
Know this my friend-it's not only about the end goal. It's the journey you take to get there. Because it is the journey that defines us in the end. The Value of You is a journey into the core values that give light to our human experience.
Author: Christopher D. Connors
Publisher: Christopher Connors
Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)
Where are you going? Where have you been? What are you doing about it NOW? As you think through these questions, I encourage you to make your move and reclaim the life you've always dreamed about. It's yours if you really want it. But you'll need more than just a burning desire. You'll need a game plan that is built on a rock-solid foundation of core values. Values lead us toward the journey of our destiny. Our generation has lost its way. In the fast-paced, instant-gratification world we live in, we've lost our direction. Values provide us direction, leading us to bold new opportunities and life-changing relationships. Values like confidence, faith, courage and hard work are key to living life on your terms. Know this my friend-it's not only about the end goal. It's the journey you take to get there. Because it is the journey that defines us in the end. The Value of You is a journey into the core values that give light to our human experience. Values lead us to interior freedom, peace of mind, happiness and success. Every chapter contains a value that is filled with creative stories of famous people like J.K. Rowling, Simone Biles, Captain Charles "Sully" Sullenberger and Amy Schumer, as well as lesser known, yet remarkable heroes such as Dr. Liviu Librescu, Chris Singleton and Welles Crowther. Each value has a description of its core features, as well as obstacles to living the value, results of living the value and a personal game plan with practical guidance to help you make the value your own. We live in an ever-changing world with adversity and challenges. Values are the constant that position us for happiness and success. Values are a way of life. Start your journey today!
Author: Bertelsmann StiftungPublish On: 2010-07-30
Innovations, complexity and values As innovations increase in complexity, ... This is the foundation for creating value, and it is indispensable during ...
Author: Bertelsmann Stiftung
Publisher: Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung
Category: Business & Economics
How important is it to actually live a company's values? Values provide internal and external orientation and legitimize decisions and actions. They also send a signal that the company is a reliable cooperation partner. They can, therefore, help businesses lower their costs and improve their economic value creation. If lived values have such advantages, why is explicit-and effective-values management not as widespread as one might think? How do inconsistencies between propagated values and actual behavior arise, and what is the role that misled expectations among different stakeholders may play? Two case studies of internationally successful corporations illustrate the context and show how to leverage explicit values management.
Author: Abdulkadir TanrikuluPublish On: 2016-01-22
The value of life is a person's first and primary value and comes before all other values. Due to the fact that a person is both a social being and takes ...
Author: Abdulkadir Tanrikulu
Abdulkadir Tanrikulu was born in Diyarbakir in 1961 and was educated in the journalism faculty of Ankara University. He left his studies of journalism and public relations in the fourth year. He worked as a journalist for two years during the most violent period in Turkeys southeast (19881990). Following this, he took management positions in several private companies. During his life following university, he closely observed society. He observed that the instincts of people in situations where terrorism prevails affected their behaviour in an unhealthy manner. He witnessed the state becoming more aggressive and the destruction of the concept of justice and judicial organisations that would affect the future of the people. He witnessed the effects of an unhealthy environment on forthcoming generations, how they suffered, and how families lost hope. He wrote about these experiences in books several times but, each time, did not consider the end product to be sufficient, and he abandoned these projects, destroying the books. The author also observed the spiritual interactions of the people and witnessed the reactions of religious organisations to an environment where terrorism was rife. The books he wrote on these subjects he also destroyed without publishing. If you have no respect for your profession, the place you live, your individual or societal identity, your status within society, your beliefs, no matter what your ideology is, if you have no respect for human values, you are merely a savage. Eventually he came to this conclusion: if you cannot be human, you are nothing but a savage.
( 1 ) Is it about God's value ? I'm willing to say God is the all - inclusive value and therefore the greatest conceivable value .
Author: Thomas M. Dicken
This book features two old philosophical friends engaged in lively personal and intellectual conversations. Wary of any dogmatism, their dialogues explore the Big Bang and the joy of grandchildren, value theory and terrorism, God and art, metaphor and meaning, while assessing the thought of Robert S. Hartman, Alfred North Whitehead, Charles Hartshorne, H. Richard Niebuhr, and others.
A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of values and virtue in public administration, this book calls for a rediscovery of virtue.
Author: Michiel S. de Vries
Category: Political Science
A multidisciplinary analysis of the role of values and virtue in public administration, this book calls for a rediscovery of virtue. It explores ways of enabling the public sector to balance the values that are presently dominant with classic values such as accountability, representation, equality, neutrality, transparency and the public interest.
Prague and its Impact on Present-Day Conservation Policy in the Czech Republic SESSION 3 - Systems of Classification of Cultural Property Boguslaw Szmygin, Classification of Historical Monuments - Guo Zhan, Criteria of Classification on ...
Author: Andrzej Tomaszewski
Publisher: Edizioni Polistampa
Foreword to the International Conference - Greetings and Auspices Paolo Del Bianco, President of the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco - Giovanni Puglisi, President of the UNESCO Italian National Commission - Claudio Martini, President of the Region of Tuscany - Eugenio Giani, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Florence - Joe King, Sites Unit Director ICCROM, on behalf of the Director-General of ICCROM, Mr. Mounir Bouchenaki - Michael Petzet, President of ICOMOS - Marco Dezzi Bardeschi, President of ICOMOS Italy Introduction on the Topic of the Conference Andrzej Tomaszewski, President of ICOMOS Committee of Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration SESSION 1 - Values of Heritage and Great Religious-Cultural Areas José Manuel del Río Carrasco, Values of Heritage in the Religious and Cultural Tradition of Christianity: the Concept of Authenticity (paper presented on the behalf of Mons. Carlo Chenis) - Mehr Azar Soheil, Heritage Values in Religious and Cultural Traditions of Islam - Gamini Wijesuriya, Values of the Heritage in the Religious and Cultural Traditions of Southern Asia - Andrew Sneddon, Heritage and the Law: Assessing and Managing Heritage Values in Australia and the Pacific - Meredith Walker, Spirituality, Land Tenure and the Recognition of Heritage Values in Australia SESSION 2 - Evolution of Values and Criteria Marc Laenen, Reflections on Heritage Values - Javier Gallego Roca, Time, Memory and Restoration: the Alhambra Paradigm - Giuseppe Basile, Validity/Actuality of Aesthetical Values - Yumi Isabelle Akieda, What Has Been Valued in Japanese Architectural Heritage? From Monuments to Machinami - Hans Christie Bjness, Changing Territorial Values in Urban Conservation. From Patan, Nepal, to Gyantse, Tibet Autonomous Region - Josef S?tulc, The Birth of the Idea of Protection of Historic Quarters in the 19th Century. Prague and its Impact on Present-Day Conservation Policy in the Czech Republic SESSION 3 - Systems of Classification of Cultural Property Boguslaw Szmygin, Classification of Historical Monuments - Guo Zhan, Criteria of Classification on Values and Criteria in Cultural Heritage Conservation. Series of China - Gustavo Araoz, Heritage Classifications and the Need to Adjust Them to Emerging Paradigms: the United States Experience - Jukka Jokilehto, Aesthetics in the World Heritage Context SESSION 4 - Authenticity: Outstanding Italian Philosophy Marco Dezzi Bardeschi, The Discriminating Value of the Authenticity in the Debate on the Restoration. Before and after Nara - Giuseppe Cruciani Fabozzi, The Need for Authenticity in the Tradition of the Florentine School of Restoration - Maria Piera Sette, Discussion of Authenticity, a Brief Note - Stella Casiello, Autenthicity and Restoration: the Role of the Scuola Napoletana - Giorgio Macchi, Authenticity of Structural Conception SESSION 5 - Values in Restoration Andrzej Tomaszewski, Conservation between Aesthetics and Authenticity - Simonetta Valtieri, Cultural Heritage Value and its Social Appreciation - Calogero Bellanca, The Values of Cultural Heritage in the Terminology of Restoration - Nicholas Stanley-Price, The Value of Reconstructed Archaeological Sites - Dorothy Bell, The Value of Ruins: Present Definitions and Methods of Perception - Gennaro Tampone, Semiological Values of Consolidation Works in Monumental Buildings - Petr Kroupa, The Idea of Heritage Values: Czech Experience SESSION 6 - Outstanding Universal Values (OUV) Aesthetics Wilfried Lipp, Aesthetic Values in the Context of Monuments and Sites - Michael Petzet, What is Outstanding Universal Value? - Tamás Fejérdy, Evolution and Possible Enhancement of the Concept of OUV - Michal Firestone, Aesthetic Values of Historic Cities - Susan Denyer, Aesthetic Value of Cultural Landscapes SESSION 7 - Dilemma of Values of Post-Totalitarian Heritage Enzo Bentivoglio, An Inheritance from the Thirties in Italy: the Example of the University Campus of Rome - Irmela Spelsberg, Between Historical Commemoration and Political Decontamination: Some Examples of the Architecture from the 30s in Berlin - Jacek Purchla, Dilemma of Post-Totalitarian Heritage (Polish Experiences) - Gulchorha Mammadova, A Dilemma of Historical Heritage under New Political Conditions: the Case of Azerbaijan SESSION 8 - World Heritage Evaluation Criteria Giovanni Boccardi, Perspectives on World Heritage Criteria - Mounir Bouchenaki, A New Approach to the Concept of Cultural Property - Michael Turner, Values of Heritage in Great Religious and Cultural Areas. From Existentialism to Historicism A View of the Holy Land and the Sites of Jesus and the Apostles - Rosa Anna Genovese, Cultural Property and Values in the Universal Context - Natalia Dushkina, World Heritage List: Evaluating the 20th Century Heritage - Tatiana Kirova, Criteria and Best Practices in the Management of WHL in Italy - Carlo Francini, The World Heritage Criteria for the Historic Centre of Florence.
This volume provides a theoretical basis for an understanding of value development together with practical materials for applying the theory in the lives of individuals and institutions.
Author: Brian P. Hall
Publisher: Marian College International
Category: Decision making
The process by which human beings, as they grow toward maturity, develop values is not an automatic one. The process can be fostered by a number of teaching strategies. The strategies include the techniques of self-discovery, the provision of learning environments that encourage growth, and the practice of specific skills. This volume provides a theoretical basis for an understanding of value development together with practical materials for applying the theory in the lives of individuals and institutions. A model, the Four Phases of Consciousness, was designed that charted a pattern of human moral and intellectual growth in terms of what individuals value in life. The model projected a series of four phases through which all humans pass on their journey toward the fullest possible development. Section 1 focuses on value development theory and identifes the four phases of consciousness in detail; analyzes the factors that enable individuals to move through the phases; explores the relationship between skills and the internalization of values; introduces the classification of instrumental, intrapersonal, imaginal, and system skills; and applies the value theory to the educational system. Section 2 presents a series of exercises in each of the four skill areas because skill development is crucial to making changes in behavior and values. All of the exercises are intended to present the individual with new data about the self and to explore a series of choices crucial to the process of giving direction to one's life. Seven appendices are included: (1) application of value theory; (2) feeling words; (3) value/skill/time list; (4) 125 values and their definitions; (5) glossary; (6) bibliography; and (7) Hall-Tonna Inventory of Values. (DB)
From the bestselling author of How to Have a Beautiful Mind and Six Thinking Hats, this groundbreaking business book provides a basis for value assessment, an essential tool in decision-making for 21st century corporations.
Author: Edward de Bono
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
Traditional thinking habits of businesses need to be greatly improved. Analysis and judgement are no longer enough to make important corporate decisions; you can analyse the past but you have to design the future. Corporate decisions depend on values. Disputes and conflicts often arise because of a clash of those values; each party in the dispute wants to pursue its own values, often at the expense of the other party. It is therefore essential that companies, managers and employees have a full understanding of the values of everyone involved to design a way forward that benefits all parties. From the bestselling author of How to Have a Beautiful Mind and Six Thinking Hats, this groundbreaking business book provides a basis for value assessment, an essential tool in decision-making for 21st century corporations. De Bono demonstrates that values come into all areas of thinking, behaviour and decision-making and outlines a framework to focus employees' attention on a variety of values including human values, organisational values, cultural values and perceptual values. By introducing a scoring system to rate different values as strong, sound, weak or remote de Bono helps readers to prioritise and make executive decisions that count.