Value Theory: A Research into Subjectivity by Deshun Li

By Deshun Li

Humankind’s growth has regularly been pushed by means of momentums: the pursuit of fact and the production of price. yet our knowing of worth, and our skill to mirror on its complexity, has lengthy lagged at the back of our consistent look for fact. This has, in flip constrained our grab of the essence of truth.

This booklet takes philosophical contemplations on worth to a brand new point, whereas additionally explicating a few modern chinese language kinds of philosophical notion.

Over the earlier 25 years, this e-book has been having an expanding impression on chinese language readers and researchers, and it additionally offers a great platform for overseas discussion on a number of key problems with philosophical studies.

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Among them, are the two factors discussed earlier that had caused the lag in the development of value studies. The “incompatibility” of the traditional philosophical system and its way of thinking with value theories, is a theoretically more profound, further reaching and more complex problem. 4 Perspectives for the Study of Value and Their Meanings 17 obvious more than an issue of merely “adding a category”. But it unavoidably affects the whole theoretical premises and framework of our way of thinking, and it is related to reflexing, challenging and renovation of the whole traditional philosophical system.

Value” is a status of subject-object relation that takes the subjective standards as a principle. This is the common meaning of all value judgments made in all areas of mankind’s daily life: economy, politics, technology, culture, ethics, arts, and religion etc. This definition provides not only a foundation for differentiating value relations and non-value relations, but also a basis for understanding positive and negative values, and the common nature, and character of various types of values in different areas.

We also emphasize positions they hold respectively in their inter-relation. As shown above, without such positions, there could be no subject and object, but two elements of man and nature, two individuals of doctor and patient. Simply put, characteristics are suggestive of not only the nature of subject and object, but also their inter-relation. Subjectivity does not equate with “human nature”. As subject pertains only to human being, many people consider “subjectivity” to be a synonym for “human nature”.

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