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From Ancient Greek ἄξιος (áxios, worthy) + -λογία (-logía, study of).

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axiology (countable and uncountable, plural axiologies)

  1. (uncountable, philosophy) The study of the origin, nature, functions, types, and interrelations of values; value theory.
  2. (countable) The particular value theory of a philosopher, school of thought, etc.
    In his axiology, G. E. Moore maintains that "good" is the name of a simple, indefinable quality.

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