Value Theory

A Research into Subjectivity

  • Deshun Li

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. An Ontological Perspective of Value

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      Pages 21-23
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  3. The Gnoseological Approach to Value

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      Pages 99-101
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  4. Practical Approach to Value

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      Pages 209-209
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  5. A Brief Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 335-343

About this book


Humankind’s progress has always been driven by two momentums: the pursuit of truth and the creation of value. But our understanding of value, and our ability to reflect on its complexity, has long lagged behind our constant search for truth. This has, in turn limited our grasp of the essence of truth.

This book takes philosophical contemplations on value to a new level, while also explicating some contemporary Chinese styles of philosophical thought.

Over the past 25 years, this book has been having an increasing impact on Chinese readers and researchers, and it also provides a good platform for international dialogue on several key issues of philosophical studies.


evaluation criteria and value criteria practice subject value value consciousness

Authors and affiliations

  • Deshun Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Political Science and Law, School of HumanitiesChina University ofBeijingChina, People's Republic

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