Value Judgment


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Value Judgment

A decision based on what one believes is the right thing to do. The value involved may come from any number of sources. For example, one may make an investment decision based on one's moral values, one's view of the macroeconomic situation, and/or one's willingness to take risks. Often, value judgments occur when the correct decision is not immediately clear.
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Value judgments are substantive claims, and so presumably aren't analytic; but there doesn't seem to be any way to test them empirically, so they must not be synthetic either.
It is true, however, that broad general, value judgment questions will often elicit perfunctory responses from most people.
But we should not accept the value judgment of a man whose political career was spent resisting democratizing forces.
1) This is followed by a value judgment that declares the result to be good.
Officiating is made up of a sequential series of the processes and responses shown in the accompanying chart: Vision, Thinking, Decision-Making, and Value Judgment.
Again, the matter calls for a value judgment, but I suspect a tax system that imposes its highest relative burdens on our youngest and oldest taxpayers does not have strong intuitive appeal.
But important questions remain unanswered, perhaps unanswerable: Precisely how does one know when a value judgment is "less" or "more" subjective, or how to argue the difference with someone else who fails to see it?
In any case, whatever the value judgment, they are captivating people, and their names certainly compose a veritable who's who of not only Hollywood in the fifties and sixties, but also many of the semi-exiled Americans who functioned far from home base, in Europe.
Again, we find a trend toward fewer MS attacks in the group, but the number of patients is too small to make a value judgment.
Customers can overlay this information with their overall asset value judgment, and proceed with a CORE IMPACT penetration test at any time to validate the security of critical resources.
Patel's lawyer Michael Byrne said Patel's decision to send the patient, James Phillips, to intensive care without a central venous line was a value judgment not incompetence, The Courier-Mail reports.
Welfare economics shows that any conclusion about changes in social welfare requires a judgment about distribution, which cannot be scientific and value free, but is essentially a moral, extraeconomic value judgment.