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  Encyclopedia: Value system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A widely-quoted definition of value given by the anthropologist Kluckhohn sees a value as a "conception, explicit or implicit, distinctive of an individual or characteristic of a group, of the desirable which influences the selection from available modes, means and ends of action" (395).
Several different values would fall in the same category: for example, the safety of the building against collapse during earthquakes; safety from household accidents or toxic emissions from the building materials; and the degree to which a building blocks the sunlight of adjacent buildings are all instances of compatibility values which exist simultaneously in building.
A value system may be defined as an abstract collection of value judgements held by a person or a group regarding the various values involved in a phenomenon.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Value-system   (812 words)

 OSCOMAK - Open Source Community On Manufacturing Knowledge
I have suggested to foundations that they ought to bring together the chief editors of the world's main encyclopedias to agree on a common table of contents of human knowledge.
Well, when the Frenchman Diderot invented the first encyclopedia, the archbishop of Paris ran to the king of France to have the book burned because it would totally change the existing value system of the Catholic church.
We would discover that in the whole framework of knowledge the contest between Israel and the Muslims would barely be listed because it is such a small problem in the totality of our preoccupation as a human species.
www.kurtz-fernhout.com /oscomak/origins.htm   (628 words)

A judgment, considering something wrong or incorrect if it does not agree with one's personal value system, will almost surely hinder the person's understanding and research.
For example, when realizing the modern occultist Aleister Crowley, and others, prayed to the Egyptian sun god Re one recognizes that even in current times the belief systems of others vary.
What might be sacrilegious within one system might be approved of in another, which does not mean one is right while the other is wrong when both are observed with a nonjudgmental attitude.
www.themystica.org /mythical-folk/info/about.html   (1304 words)

 Amazon.com: Satan's Divine Vampir Bible, a New Moral-value System: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Publisher: learn how customers can search inside this book.
I should have known what I was paying for from the front cover, where the author poses in his best suit - a heavy metal tee and fl jeans.
I gave this literary disaster one star because Amazon.co's rating system goes no lower.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/141162520X/ref=nosim/clavicula   (418 words)

 The Home For Cartoon Villains
Perhaps consider this to be a How-To, as it were.
A philosophical detailing of the abilities and value system of the average Super Villain.
Have a look around, chances are you'll run across a villain whose evil days have had a profound impacton your own life.
cartoonvillains.8m.com   (2816 words)

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