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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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Implicit to the market-based critique of the GPI is that the new measure substitutes value judgements for the objectivity of the market, an argument that updates age-old questions about economic theory for the end of the millennium.
Muthesius refers to modest surveys of student opinion and keeps hinting at consequences, but it seems as though his perception of the historian's role denies him what he might regard as the luxury of value judgement. Edwards on the other hand seems completely oblivious to the need for feedback.
His views on many subjects are totally politically incorrect or, in old fashioned English, common sensical: he prefers 'Glenlivet in finely spun glass to instant coffee in airport cardboard[ldots] and would have no shame in demonstrating to some academic demagogue that a 'value judgement' can be risked between King Lear and Getting Gertie's Garter.' He resents humbug and admits he spends no time in talking to those living in cardboard boxes on the street but he does keep a spare room.
"Uses of Value Judgements in Science: A General Argument, with Lessons for a Case Study of Feminist Research on Divorce." Hypatia 19(1): 1-24.
They found that the formation of bubbles was linked to increased activity in an area of the brain that processes value judgements.