And if we think ecologically then we recognise that we too are "loci of valuational
activity, in the sense that we are points through which values get organized and synthesized" (113) and transformed.
But it also moves the axiological concept of relationality into the realm of metaphysics, by formulating the idea of individuality in terms of loci of valuational
Morito blunts Smith's attack by explaining (again, accurately) that his book was never really designed to ground ethics in ecology but simply to offer ecology as an analogy to the kind of epistemology ethicists and others might find helpful in this era of partial truths and valuational
It provides the conditions of cosmic order, affects the possibility for specific achievement, and creates the conditions for continued achievement in the temporal progression and valuational
enhancement of that order.
Also, "It is either false or senseless to deny that what valuational
predicates stand for are properties in a world.
What is at stake in the articulation and defense of epistemological internalism, normative objectivism, valuational
pluralism, qualified naturalism, and a host of other "-isms" is never made clear in Moral Knowledge and Ethical Character.
Understood in this valuational
sense, Hardwick thinks one can affirm God's existence: "As a meta-assertion for a valuing stance (a seeing- and experiencing-as), `God exists' can be true because determined by physical fact" (p.
10) Genetic and cultural features may subtend them, but they are centered around the affective and valuational
affinities of individuals.
Carter concludes that "enrichment of meaning is the result of valuational