A logico-philosophical analysis of the structure and dynamics of values and norms.

Period 01-01-2009 to 31-12-2013
Type Research Project
Promotor(s) Prof. Dr. Diderik Batens and Prof. Dr. Joke Meheus
Funding agency Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Researcher(s) Mathieu Beirlaen, Frederik Van De Putte, Christian Strasser and Aleks Knoks

The general aim of this project is to study the structure and dynamics of values and norms from a formal logical point of view. Conflicts between values and/or norms will play a crucial role in this. These form the driving force in the dynamics of values and norms. Attempts to solve evaluative and normative conflicts may mean that some values and/or norms are questioned and that some norms and/or values are replaced or that their significance is reconsidered.