The essays in this book offer an in-depth exploration of value theory. Portions examine the theoretical foundations of values and valuation exploring the rational groundwork for judgments. Other aspects, appealing to value distinctions of inherent, intrinsic, and instrumental, bring to light matters of aesthetic, social political, ethical, and ontological issues.
G. John M. Abbarno is a past president of both the American Society for Value Inquiry and the International Society for Value Inquiry and the current president of the Conference on Philosophical Societies of the American Philosophical Association. He serves as regional coordinator for the Center for Research in Values and Philosophy. Abbarno has published numerous articles on ethical issues and lectured extensively on value theory at universities in China.