Problem

Debased values


Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Debased attitudes
Isms
Claim:

To understand the error in objectivism and subjectivism, we must see that, in general, for every attitude, there is a debased form of it described as an "ism". For liberality, liberalism; for intellectuality, intellectualism; for authority, authoritarianism; for communality, communism; and so on...A distortion is derived from the value it debases, by singling it out and elevating it to be high, or by pressing it down deep to be fundamental. for instance, when we elevate the ordinary value and values of human life into the "sanctity of human life" we debase our values in the attempt to put them beyond question. (Max Deutscher. Subjecting and Objecting, 1983).

 

Problem Type:
J: Problems Under Consideration
Subject(s):
Psychology
Date of last update
20.12.2017 – 17:06 CET