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The study of the nature of values and value judgments.

[Greek axios, worth; see ag- in Indo-European roots + -logy.]

ax′i·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ax′i·o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
ax′i·ol′o·gist n.


(Philosophy) philosophy the theory of values, moral or aesthetic
[C20: from Greek axios worthy]
axiological adj
ˌaxioˈlogically adv
ˌaxiˈologist n


(ˌæk siˈɒl ə dʒi)

the branch of philosophy dealing with values, as those of ethics, aesthetics, or religion.
[1905–10; < French axiologie < Greek axí(a) worth, value + French -ologie; -logy]
ax`i•o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
ax`i•o•log′i•cal•ly, adv.


Philosophy. the study of values, as those of aesthetics, ethics, or religion. — axiologist, n.axiological, adj.
See also: Values
the branch of philosophy dealing with values, as those of ethics, aesthetics, or religion. — axiologist, n. — axiological, adj.
See also: Ethics
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Noun1.axiology - the study of values and value judgmentsaxiology - the study of values and value judgments
philosophy - the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics
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In a note she acknowledges the influence and inspiration of the German axiologist Max Scheler but adds an important qualification: "aunque aqui se haga hincapie, sobre todo, mas que en la esencia misma de los valores, en lo que estos significan y representan para el sujeto y en lo que el sujeto es" (108).
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Hedonists and preference axiologists, including many traditional neoclassical economists, (9) maintain that experiential welfare is the only ultimate or intrinsic value, though they admit that biotic welfare may be instrumental to its production.