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What is Axiology?

The word "Axiology" comes from Greek:

  • ἄξιος ("axios") = "worthy"
  • λόγος ("logos") = "word"

So "Axio" + "logy" literally means "Words about what is Worthy." Another way to phrase it is, "The Study of The Good."

Broadly, Axiology has two major branches:

  • Ethics - The study of human behavior (i.e. Right and Wrong)
  • Aesthetics - The study of beauty in nature and art (i.e. Desirable and Undesirable)

Axiology Concepts

Topics in Axiology

Related Topics in Other Fields

Positions held or rejected under Axiology can affect the following topics in Applied Philosophy:

Areas of Study

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