EDP 363 - personal value depending on the speaker. Morality...

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EDP363 February 1, 2010 Thought Paper 1 There are three different ways to state values. A value is information stated in a way that makes it impossible to gather scientific data to prove whether it’s true or not. The first way you can state values is by identifying them as facts. There is a fairly simple formula to do this, which involves a linking verb and an opinion. If you said, “Anal sex is immoral,” it would follow this formula because it is something that can not be proven. The word “immoral” is an opinion, and it can’t be proven right or wrong. The second version is to state the value as a demand. An example would read, “You should not have pre-marital sex,” but again that is a
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Unformatted text preview: personal value depending on the speaker. Morality is another word that cannot be proven because it is an opinion, so it would also be considered a value statement. Third, you can state values as opinions. I dont like sex before marriage is another value statement because there is no scientific data behind it. You cannot prove someone likes something empirically so that is what makes it a value statement. My favorite value statement would be that girls dont like performing oral sex. It is impossible to prove without extensive survey research, so this is a value statement rather than a fact....
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This note was uploaded on 06/15/2011 for the course EDP 363 taught by Professor Brownstein during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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