Life-value onto-axiology: A contemporary theory of value

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Chemical pollution of the atmosphere; loss of arable topsoil by desertification; depletion of freshwater sources, tropical and boreal forests, and fish stocks; rapid shrinkage of biodiversity and bio-tout court; increase in the unequal distribution of incomes; pro-active manufacturing, advertising, sale and intake of addictive sugar-or fat-laden pathogenic foodstuff; proliferation of non-contagious pathologies; reduction of investment in life-enabling public-sector institutions. Unless so-called "economic development" swings markedly towards the opposite pole and facilitates the regeneration of life-support systems in lieu of their degradation, standard business practice at large remains not sustainable and, essentially, irresponsible. We must think differently about the most basic, most abstract, most comprehensive concepts guiding our approach to reality. The brainchild of Canada's leading contemporary philosopher, John McMurtry, LVOA (i.e "life-value onto-axiology") offers the intellectual bearings for such a shift.
Original languageAmerican English
JournalMother Pelican. A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2019


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