* Area of philosophy that specifically deals with the problem of value. * Refers to well-founded standards of right and wrong that prescribe what humans ought to do, usually in terms of rights, obligations, benefits to society, fairness, or specific virtues. * It seeks to realize the question like: What is value? What are the important values which are to be desired in livings? Are these values rooted in reality? And how can these values be realized in our daily experiences?
Subdivision of Axiology
* The terms traces its root from the Greek word Ethos meaning characteristics way of acting. It is defined as the practical science that deals with the morality of human acts or conduct. It is therefore, the determiner of whether one’s action is good or evil. Aesthetics
* This is the other area of axiology that is derived from the word “aesthetic” which means “the one who perceives” to the Greeks. It is fundamentally concerned with beauty and standards of tests and value especially art. On the other hand, others define it as term that describes the science of feeling or sensation.
Axiology and Education
- John Ruskin, an English essayist stated that “ Education does not mean teaching people to learn what they do not know, but it mean teaching them to behave as they do not behave.” - An educated man is a cultured man. A person who has acquired knowledge through education process is expected to conform to the moral standard of his society and is expected to act with fitness and adhere to the elementary rule of morality – to do good and abhor evil. - in the area of computers and technological advancements where the long-cherished for values of yesteryears are gradually sinking into the mire of oblivion in exchange for materialism, violence, adventurism, and other selfish motives, it is a must that education should concentrate not only on academics but also on values development. - For this very reason, the present curricula...
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