Forms of Value and Valuation: Theory and Application

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Rem B. Edwards, John W. Davis
Wipf and Stock Publishers, Dec 2, 2014 - Philosophy - 476 pages
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Robert S. Hartman died an untimely death in 1973. Since then, many of his friends, colleagues, and former students have worked diligently on his formal theory of value and have made important advances in developing both the theory itself and practical applications of it. Those familiar with his work are convinced that he made extraordinary advances in theoretical and applied axiology. Bob Hartman saw the Form of the Good. He laid the foundations for a science of values, still being developed. This book is written by members of the Robert S. Hartman Institute to acquaint others better with his achievements and to forge ahead where he left many problems unresolved.
Robert Schirokauer escaped from Nazi Germany in 1933 on a false passport that read "Robert Hartman." He kept the name but later added the "S." He became a prominent and highly innovative philosopher who dedicated his life to resolving problems about human values, as expressed in his own words: "I thought to myself, if evil can be organized so efficiently [by the Nazis] why cannot good? Is there any reason for efficiency to be monopolized by the forces for evil in the world? Why have good people in history never seemed to have had as much power as bad people? I decided I would try to find out why and devote my life to doing something about it."
 

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Contents

Systemic Value and Valuation
37
Extrinsic Value and Valuation
59
Universals Individuals and Intrinsic Good
81
The Norm of Intrinsic Valuation
105
Value Combinations
125
Formal Models
171
APPLICATIONS OF AXIOLOGY
193
Uses of Axiology in Business
211
Cross Cultural Study of Values
315
Self Knowledge and Self Development
329
Why Good People Do Bad Things
345
A New Education for the Integral Development
379
Axiology and Education
387
The Theological Implications of the Axiological Formulations
403
BIBLIOGRAPHY
427
A Selected Bibliography of Secondary Discussions
439

Uses of Axiology in Stock Selection and Portfolio Management
229
The Hartman Value Profile
243
Psychology and Value Theory
291
CONTRIBUTORS
447
INDEX
459
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Rem Edwards is a former officer of the Robert S. Hartman Institute and Lindsay Young Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He received his PhD from Emory University.

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