The annual Conferences on Value Inquiry bring together philosophers, scientists and humanists to discuss the many facets of the problem of value in the experience of the individual and in contemporary society. One of the criteria in choosing papers for the Conference is the ability to stimulate discussion and clarification. The papers in the present volumes show deep concern with the problems and responsibilities in making choices of value.
Part 1. Value Theory in Philosophy 1.1. The Conflict of Value Kurt Baier 1.2. The Study of Value Change Nicholas Rescher 1.3. The Experience and Judgment of Values Arnold Berleant 1.4. Formal Axiology and the Measurement of Values Robert S. Hartman 1.5. The Phenomenology of Freedom in the German Tradition: Kantian Origins Robert Herzstein 1.6. The Fact-Value Question in Early Modern Value Theory J. Prescott Johnson 1.7. Actions, Consequences and Ethical Theory Ruth Macklin Part 2. Value Theory in Social Science 2.1. Phenomenology as a General Theory of Social Action Robert W. Friedricks 2.2. Social-Psychological Theory as a Basis for a Theory of Ethics and Value: The Case of Charles Horton Cooley John W. Petras 2.3. The 'Givens' of Claude Levi-Strauss: A Value Analysis in the Sociology of Knowledge Larry T. and Janice M. Reynolds 2.4. The Use and Syntax of Value Judgments Joseph Margolis 2.5. Values, Value Definitions and Symbolic Interaction Glenn M. Vernon 2.6. The Value Problem and Marxist Social Theory John Somerville 2.7. Classical Marxism and the Totalitarian Ethic A. James Gregor