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Handbook of Value: Perspectives from Economics, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Psychology and Sociology

Tobias Brosch and David Sander


Ever since the days of Plato scholars have been trying to understand value. What is value? Where does it come from? How does it impact our emotions, motivations, choices, and experiences? Value is involved in practically every aspect of human life: whether we choose between consumer goods, whether we decide whom to marry or which political candidate to elect, whether we ask ourselves what is morally right, or beautiful, or sacred, value plays a crucial role. Today the investigation of value is central to many academic disciplines studying human thinking, feeling, and decision-making, including ... More

Keywords: value, values, decision value, core value, economics, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716600
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tobias Brosch, editor
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

David Sander, editor
Full Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Geneva, Switzerland

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Section 1 What is value? Where does it come from?

Chapter 2 Value taxonomy

Wlodek Rabinowicz and Toni Rønnow-Rasmussen

Chapter 6 The neural underpinnings of moral values

Jorge Moll, Roland Zahn, and Ricardo de Oliveira-Souza

Section 2 Values, emotions, and decision-making

Chapter 8 Value and emotion

Julien A. Deonna and Fabrice Teroni

Chapter 11 Protected values and economic decision-making

Rajna Gibson, Carmen Tanner, and Alexander F. Wagner

Chapter 12 Values and behavior

Gabriela M. Jiga-Boy, Gregory R. Maio, Geoffrey Haddock, and Katy Tapper

Section 3 Varieties of value

Chapter 13 Hedonic value

Dan-Mikael Ellingsen, Siri Leknes, and Morten Kringelbach

Chapter 15 Musical value

Jerrold Levinson

Chapter 17 The place of values in a world of politics: personality, motivation, and ideology

John T. Jost, Elvira Basevich, Eric S. Dickson, and Sharareh Noorbaloochi

Chapter 18 Religious value and moral psychology

Adam C. Pelser and Robert C. Roberts

Section 4 Concluding remarks