Was the Value of Ancient Women Different?

Evidence from the ancient past show that female value was likely a little different than before the sexism that later became so pervasive. Today, with our now male centric religions or the many cultures of our current or past historic societies, which seem often to devalue or give a lesser status or limited value of women. Many present day thinkers may find it difficult to comprehend that women could have been valued, be equal to some extent, or even hold a position or power, especially political power in early historic or prehistoric times but even more so in the Middle East region where today, the most heavy restrictions are on women’s rights. The following is a list of women as leaders or rulers and other positions of political authority that may help support a different thinking: 6,530 – 5,240 years ago Legendary Queen Eyleuka of Ethiopia 5,000 years ago Shagshag ruled as Queen in Mesopotamia 4,952 – After 4,939 years ago Pharaoh Meritneith (Meryet-Nit) of Egypt 4,720 years ago Regent Dowager Queen Ni-Maat-Hepi of Egypt 4,585 – 4,145 years ago Legendary Queen Nehasset Nais of Ethiopia 4,580 – 4,510 years ago Controller of the Affairs of the Kiltwearers Queen Hetepheres II of Egypt 4,570 years ago Politically Influential Queen Meresankh III of Egypt 4,530 years ago Politically Influential Queen Khamerernebti II of Egypt 4,500 years ago Queen Ku-baba Azag-bau of Kis (Iraq) 4,500 years ago Co-Ruler Pu-Abi of Ur (Iraq) 4,459 – 4,401 years ago Governor of Markellashi in the Elam District (Iraq) 4,420 years ago Queen Su-bad of Ur (Iraq) 4,334 years ago High Priestess Enheduanna of the...

Axiology and Value Consciousness

We need to make everyone understand the nature of values (axiology). So, one could ask what is axiology? Axiology (Greek meaning axia, “value, worth”; and logos meaning “discourse, study, ratio, calculation, reason”) it is the philosophical study of value as well as ethics and aesthetics. Formal Axiology is a specific branch of the science of Axiology. Axiology also studies of goodness, value or worth, in the widest sense of these terms. Its significance lies in the unification that it has provided for the study of a variety of questions—economic, moral, aesthetic, and even logical—that had often been considered in relative isolation. Yes, axiology, the very impartation of value consciousness is what is required.   So, one could ask what is Value Consciousness?   Value consciousness / Value awareness or Aware Value Critiques / Valid Value Judgments. Value-blindness Gives Rise to Sociopathic evil. Axiological Dignity Being Theory   There can be several different ways to view “Value Consciousness” such as following specific thinking tools people use and assessing them reliably: some limited thinking tools we employ are desire, interest, taste, feeling, faith, etc. The characteristics of these or such tools must not conflate there truth acquisition or truth conformation ability or potential. First assessing them with a “Value Consciousness” exposes that they have obvious limitations or even inability to see or adequately judge objective truth worthy to be called knowledge. Instead “they” (desire, interest, taste, feeling, faith, etc) at best can only project a situational subjective half-truth and are in stark contrast to valid distinctions rightly following forms of Value consciousness / Value awareness or Aware Value Critiques / Valid Value...