The ratio of value types in the axiological subject

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The ratio of value types in the axiological subject

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Alexey I. Pawlowskiy,


The axiological subject is a system of values. Since values are any
symbols of the representation (all of them have their affective meanings), the problem
is to correlate the typology of values and to establish a hierarchy of their types. There
are three types of values: the values-concepts, the substantive values and the valuescharacteristic
features, which organize the representation, turning it into a holistic
gestalt. The values-concepts are of secondary nature to the substantive values, since
they are the result of the rational inductive generalization. Moreover, they are caused
by the language and already bear the fundamental traits of the culture that generated
them. The values-concepts of various cultures are fundamentally different, although
they may be denoted by the same terms, which make them unsuitable for understanding
the specifics of the culture. The values-characteristic features, for one, are primary ones
with respect to the substantive values, the meaning of which is defined by their place
in the structure of the representation formed by the system of characteristic features.


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