This book offers an interdisciplinary introduction to value theory. It reviews how researchers in four academic disciplines - psychology, sociology, anthropology, and philosophy - understand value and value change. It offers an introduction for researchers in these disciplines about how other disciplines define, theorize, and investigate value(s) to foster interdisciplinary communication.
The book identifies and summarizes similarities and differences of value theory between the academic disciplines and highlights promising areas where each discipline can learn from the others.
1. Introduction - The many faces of value2. Psychology and value3. Sociology and value4. Anthropology and value5. Philosophy and value6. Bridging disciplines
Steffen Steinert is Assistant Professor in the Ethics and Philosophy section at Delft University of Technology. In his research, he focuses on fundamental theoretical issues of ethics and philosophy of technology - particularly the relation between values and technology, and the link between emotions and technology. Steffen's work is published in top-tier peer-reviewed journals and he teaches philosophy and ethics to diverse audiences.