Value Theory

[Revised entry by Mark Schroeder on July 28, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement1.html, supplement2.html] The term "value theory" is used in at least three different ways in
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[Revised entry by Mark Schroeder on July 28, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography, supplement1.html, supplement2.html] The term "value theory" is used in at least three different ways in philosophy. In its broadest sense, "value theory" is a catch-all label used to encompass all branches of moral philosophy, social and political philosophy, aesthetics, and sometimes feminist philosophy and the philosophy of religion - whatever areas of philosophy are deemed to encompass some "evaluative" aspect. In its narrowest sense, "value theory" is used for a relatively narrow area of normative...

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