value judgment

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Origin of value judgment

First recorded in 1895–1900
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Related Words for value judgment

bias, ethics, intuition, morals, valuation, stocktaking

Examples from the Web for value judgment

Historical Examples of value judgment

  • A value-judgment which is not also a judgment of existence is in the air; it is the baseless fabric of a vision.

    Outspoken Essays

    William Ralph Inge


British Dictionary definitions for value judgment

value judgment

noun
  1. a subjective assessment based on one's own code of values or that of one's class
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value judgment in Culture

value judgment

An assessment of a person, situation, or event. The term is often restricted to assessments that reveal the values of the person making the assessment rather than the objective realities of what is being assessed.

Note

We often make value judgments without realizing that we are doing so. For example, a teacher who describes a student as “the best I've ever taught — very polite and obedient” is making a value judgment about the qualities (politeness and obedience) that make a student good.
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