Here is a quick explanation even if t seems long, it’s actually longer to fully explain. However, here we go, I got into axiology in college when I was disappointed with my ethics class saying pick the ethics approach you like the best. I thought how do we establish that? And how can it be that we can’t tell which is better more that just because.you like it. So, my wanting to evaluate ethics brought me to meta ethics then from to axiology and I then read a few axiology books, one specifically I read was “The New Science of Axiological Psychology” by Leon Pomeroy. I was interested this because my BA was in psychology and that book had axiology and psychology. I not only was interested in ethics and I also became an atheist because of college classes and I wanted to figure out how to be a person of value and wondered if there was Axiological Atheism and realized there was, though it was mainly only addressed by theists who where saying there is this bad Atheism called Axiological Atheism as they see it as a glorifying of the human and a strong rejection of God even if one was found to be real. I looked for a positive link and found an article “Formal Axiology – Another Victim in Religion’s War on Science” by William Kelleher it further validated me and helped me feel I had someone else to show this thinking which helped me get other atheists to not only see axiology could validate atheistic humanism but the value of axiological thinking in general and that axiological atheism is a rationalist way to remove and reject gods, religions and pseudo morality often used by the believers in gods and religions. To me our thinking is mainly from our ABC, A: our biology, B: our psychology, & C: our environment.
“Damien, how did you get into axiology?”