A Question of Values: Six Ways We Make the Personal Choices That Shape Our Lives

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Axios Press, 2000 - Philosophy - 295 pages
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A Question of Values seeks to answer the question, "What are my values?" It catalogs four basic mental modes: logic, sense experience, emotion, and intuition; each has an associated value system. There is a section on each value system, and readers can determine which systems most accurately describe themselves, their family, their friends and their colleagues. On one level the book explores how and why individuals choose the values they do. On another level it addresses a variety of social issues: whether values should or should not be taught in the classroom and, if so, how they can be taught without violating the freedom of choice, which underlies pluralism in our society.

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Proposing a framework for defining and evaluating personal value systems based on various perceptions of truth, Lewis isolates six characteristic systems grounded in authority, deductive logic ... Read full review


The Initial Question
Four Basic Mental Modes and
Two of the Most Important Synthetic Mental

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