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Human Values as Common Ideals and Practical Rules of Behaviour

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HUMAN VALUES AS COMMON IDEALS AND PRACTICAL RULES OF BEHAVIOUR
1) Print this Page      2) To translate page: use right click on this text - then 'Open page in new window' and select which languages for translationI accept that there are widespread (if not universally held and revered) 'common human values', which must include truth, peace-seeking, altruism, and not least also justice and human rights. To believe these to be immutable 'divine' values, given to mankind by some uncreated Creator God is a contradiction. Such values are generated by humans, and - in my view - they arise naturally due to our various natural human faculties, such as reason, insight, sympathy, and empathy..
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1) The Common Acceptance of Human Values
2) In what may human values consist?
3) Distinguishing and defining values
4) Human values defined in practice
5)Values and Anti-values
6) Values, character development and psychic health   | |
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|THE COMMON ACCEPTANCE OF HUMAN VALUES                                                                                                                                                                 |
|Much controversy arises or is made out of the question of values; what is meant by 'values'? Which values are good and which bad, if any? Which values are to be tolerated even if their rightness is|
|controversial? Has one a right to express and teach values? Can any science or doctrine be neutral with regard to values? These are key issues of psychic and social development, not facts merely to|
|observe and describe.                                                                                                                                                                                 |
|The modern tendency is to avoid firm and...

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