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Defining "Formal Axiology"

Formal axiology focuses initially upon the most formal features of human values, then upon applications of these formalities to the concrete details of what we value (values) and how we value (valuations). Robert S. Hartman searched for and began to find the most logically abstract (he would say “synthetic”) features of all human values and valuations.

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Value Insights on the Master Axiological Pattern

Vera Mefford shares with the Robert S. Hartman Institute her reflections and insights on value based on the master axiological pattern. This guest post was submitted as a reflection after a Hartman Happy Hour session.

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Remembering Alfonso Lozano González

The Robert S. Hartman Institute remembers Professor Alfonso Lozano González, the first disciple of Hartman. He dedicated himself to spreading Formal Axiology in Mexico in all possible ways.  Professor Lozano was the main promoter of Formal Axiology in Mexico. He participated in the Board of Directors of the RSHI;  in the RSHI annual meetings of 1981, 1982, and 1985 he presented various works related to Education. One of his works was published in the book "Forms of Value and Valuation" edited by Rem Edwards and John Davis. He died on October 29, 2021, in Mexico City.

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The Paradoxical Pairing of Ethics and Compliance

I attended a webinar about ethics the other day. Specifically, it was about how to build and measure an ethical culture in your organization. I liked the concept.

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Explaining Intuitive Agility With The Hartman Value Profile

Jay Morris shares with us how Intuitive Agility (IA) enables leaders to mentally step out of a chaotic situation to engage their intuitive competence and confidence in order to achieve extraordinary results. It is knowing something without conscious reasoning. 

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Axiology, Demonstrated by Sex In The City

Watch as Sophie Coulthard uses the popular TV series Sex In The City to easily explain Axiology; Systemic, Extrinsic and Intrinsic.

Come and Nerd Out at the Next HHH

Cliff will share with us initial findings of his current research into understanding how college students think. His answers may surprise you.  These insights will shed meaningful insight into how complex, yet highly revealing, a thorough understanding of the HVP and its indices can be for a consultant or counselor who uses this instrument in your practice. 

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Hartman and Maslow

Cliff shares the connection between Hartman and Maslow and shares excerpts of a Maslow speech, a copy of which was in Hartman's Archives.  He encourages us to continue these inter-disciplinary explorations about what it means to be human and to live lives of vitality, energy, and as Hartman would have said, in pursuit of “the good.“

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Hartman and Schumacher Small is Beautiful

Clifford G. Hurst, PhD reveals connections between Robert S. Hartman and economist, E.F. Schumacher, through Hartman's not-yet-published manuscript, Partnership of Capital and Labor. In this blog post, Cliff shares Hartman's three stages in the evolution of capitalism and how they relate to the “S” to “E” to “I” valuations of work.

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