Institute Eticia provides a new look at values in the 21st century. The aim is to deepen current theories and thoughts that are subject to debates in social sciences. There are multiple approaches to the topic of values stemming from sociology, psychology or anthropology.

That is the reason why Institut Eticia simultaneously leads three research agendas: publish theoretical and conceptual articles on values, design empirical studies with the help of the webpage Eticia 21 and finally comes up with innovative solutions to study values within an innovative theoretical framework: Values 21.

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Find your life values

Simple, easy-to-use application that helps you quickly create your value ladder and and compare it with others. The part of Eticia21 is online magazine that brings readers different views on the topic of life values.

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We will be publishing partial results of our research as well as details of our methodology and in depth presentation of our approach to the topic of life values.

Theory

Academics widely discuss theoretical and methodological stances in studies about human values. These debates unveil the partiality of results based on declared opinions, which form only the tip of the iceberg. That is why we study values in a broader theoretical framework: the process of valuation that leads to forming one's opinions and judgements. These processes can be observed on social media, where people post valuations of various objects: evaluations of movies or restaurants, evaluations of commercial products or services, evaluations of public policies, etc. The aim of the research is to study how an axiological grammar is used by actors to justify their positions and ultimately reach consensuses. The publications will feed the existing knowledge in the field of sociology of valuation and evaluation.

Find out more at blog.instituteticia.org

Research

Empirical research will focus on individual actors in the theoretical framework of social and moral psychology. Experimental studies in that field include applied ethics from a behaviorist perspective, but also content analysis of unsolicited opinions. What is the role of emotions in moral judgements? Are values and emotions two independent aspects of a personality? The aim is to use the website Eticia21.com as a tool for empirical research, while the concept of the webpage is an online Values Game open to everyone for free. Eticia 21 is therefore not only a tool to collect data, it is also a game where users will find a rich content presented in an user-friendly manner.

Find out more at eticia21.com

Innovation

The project labeled Values 21 offers a comprehensive approach to the study of values. This philosophical thought seeks ways to interpret various phenomenons by describing principles and values that sustain them. The idea is not to formulate new moral philosophical propositions, rather it is to use mathematics to describe and interpret social facts. Values 21 can serve as an innovative framework for social science research, as well as a tool for collective decision-making within a democratic debate. We work closely with the Vote 21 voting system, which offers a new convenient way to make collective decisions.

Find out more at hodnoty21.cz

Our Team

Jan Zeman

Jan Zeman

Institute founder

Artuš Rawa

Artuš Rawa

Creative Manager

Alexandre Reznikow

Alexandre Reznikow

Research director

Klaudie Kovářová

Klaudie Kovářová

Community manager

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