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Danaher, J.
Axiological Futurism: The Systematic Inquiry Into the Future of Human Values
In Press
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Human values seem to vary across time and space. What implications does this have for the future of human value? Will our human and (perhaps) post-human offspring have very different values from our own? Can we study the future of human values in an insightful and systematic way? This article makes three contributions to the debate about the future of human values. First, it argues that the systematic study of future values is both necessary in and of itself and an important complement to other future-oriented inquiries. Second, it sets out a methodology and a set of methods for undertaking this study. Third, it gives a practical illustration of what this ¬Ďaxiological futurism¬í might look like by developing a model of the axiological possibility space that humans are likely to navigate over the coming decades.
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Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy, Humanities in Context, Informatics, Physical and Computational Sciences