'A judgment of value .. a man's affective response to definite conditions of the universe..' - Ludwig von Mises
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'A judgment of value .. a man's affective response to definite conditions of the universe..' - Ludwig von Mises

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'The value controversy is not a scholastic quarrel of interest only to hair-splitting dons. It touches upon the vital issues of human life.'

- Ludwig von Mises, Theory and History, page 63


'A judgment of value looks upon things from the point of view of the man who utters it. It does not assert anything about things as they are. It manifests a man's affective response to definite conditions of the universe as compared with other definite conditions...'

'A judgment of value looks upon things from the point of view of the man who utters it. It does not assert anything about things as they are. It manifests a man's affective response to definite conditions of the universe as compared with other definite conditions. Value is not intrinsic. It is not in things and conditions but in the valuing subject. It is impossible to ascribe value to one thing or state of affairs only. Valuation invariably compares one thing or condition with another thing or condition. It grades various states of the external world. It contrasts one thing or state, whether real or imagined, with another thing or state, whether real or imagined, and arranges both in a scale of what the author of the judgment likes better and what less.'

- Ludwig von Mises, 4. The Logical and Syntactical Structure of Judgments of Value (Theory and History - An Interpretation of Social and Economic Evolution, page 23 (pdf))


'..a man's affective response to definite conditions of the universe..' - Ludwig von Mises

- Science of Affectivity - 'The rational confirmation of existence' - Frans Veldman

- (Rationalism) - 'Psychology in the sense of thymology is a branch of history..' - Ludwig von Mises

- Economics - '..acts of choice.' (‘..imagination of alternatives..’)


- 'Carl Menger avoided the use of mathematics in his economics ... out of principle.'

- 'A historian who doesn't understand economics ... The economist who knows no history...' - Murray N. Rothbard

- (The Electric) '..universe is an unending transformation in flux...'


- Subjectivism ... At higher levels - 'Alwash isn't afraid of dreaming...'

- '...benevolent affection...' '...the foundation of creativity.' '...creative human action or entrepreneurial activity...'

- (Haptonomy) - '..how affectivity shapes the human being in its being and essence throughout life.' - Dr. Catherine Dolto