Talk:Value

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Abstract of the article “Values, reason, rights and freedom.”:


Values are not desires, whims or wishes. They are necessities of man existence. Values do not exist independently but presuppose evaluator. The only way for man to evaluate and to gain/keep values is to use his faculty of reason. Human mind cannot function under coercion since coercion abnegates alternatives. Therefore freedom is necessary requisite for action to obtain values. Freedom is a political condition which allows people to act within their unalienable rights Any person under coercive conditions will be rendered valueless (unable to gain and keep values) and rightless. Non-coercive exchange of values is always mutually profitable. In conclusion man can obtain and keep values only by using his faculty of reason while he is acting within his inalienable rights.