value judgment


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n value judgment an assessment that reveals more about the values of the person making the assessment than about the reality of what is assessed
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  • Albert Einstein
    “Science can only ascertain what is, but not what should be, and outside of its domain value judgments of all kinds remain necessary.”


In literature:

In such a time it seemed to Hamish an independent, enlightened judgment partook of the values of a pious patriotism.
"The Story of Old Fort Loudon" by Charles Egbert Craddock
Or, rather, passing judgment on them is placing them in the order of their value.
"An Introduction to the Study of Comparative Religion" by Frank Byron Jevons
I also enclose you a note from another friend, whose judgment I value more than that of any one I know, almost.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 98, December, 1865" by Various
His weight with the people was consequently very great, and his judgment was greatly valued by the Ameer.
"The Life of Yakoob Beg" by Demetrius Boulger
It seems that the social nature of the judgment plays a part also in the varying objectivity of values.
"Creative Intelligence" by John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
Values changed suddenly for him, too, both in his outlook and his judgment.
"The Wave" by Algernon Blackwood
It seems to reflect the Taoist attitude that everything is what it is and consequently value judgments are irrelevant.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
The opposite to this gift is folly, for a man who fails in wisdom loses all true judgment of the values of human life.
"The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul" by Bede Jarrett
You understand the Ritschlian theory of value judgments, of course?
"Humours of Irish Life" by Various
I think he values my judgment a little.
"The Letters of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

But, is this value judgment safe.
When our values and beliefs as critically ill patients come into conflict with the medical judgment.
I get a lot of analysts reports and except for the work of a few folks whose judgment and reporting skills I value, toss most of them unread.
Which do we value more — powerful algorithms or sound judgment .
Not all value judgments, however, are the proper study of the moral philosopher.
"My concern and caution is not a value judgment on this group," said board member Myles Baker during the regular meeting Monday before casting his no vote.
More often than not, authentic tends to be a value judgment rather than a descriptor, but " authentic " and "good" are not necessarily the same thing.
Cuban Missile Crisis Shows Value of Presidential Judgment.
Judgment May Set Dog-Value Precedent .
A judge has ruled in favor of Denver resident Robin Lohre and awarded her a judgment valued over $65,000 for the death of her 18-month-old dog Ruthie.
Preteens long for guidance from their parents, and they do (sometimes despite outward appearances) value their parents' opinions, judgment, and most of all, their example.

In science:

The following quotes are quite typical for this kind of thinking (from ): In 2004, the Federal Reserve chairman of the U.S., Alan Greenspan, stated that the rise in house values was “not enough in our judgment to raise major concerns”.
Fundamental and Real-World Challenges in Economics
That such judgment is wrong is immediately seen from the plot of the probability density, which reveals that the high value of Z is only connected with “holes” in the east-west direction.
No alignment of cattle along geomagnetic field lines found
Altman (1985), Begg (1990) and Senn (1994) criticize the use of balance tests to decide which covariates to adjust for in the outcome analysis of a clinical trial, arguing that these judgments should rather be made on the basis of the prognostic value of the covariate.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
The analyst uses managerial judgment to provide a low input value and high input value for each model input.
A Primer on Spreadsheet Analytics
In fact, if the philosophy of science h as shown us anything, it is that such value judgments are bound to be subjective: the review depends on the reviewer .
True Peer Review