chapter  5
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Judging with moral import, in good faith

The importance of acting wisely becomes apparent when we consider a further aspect ofthe problematic nature of communicating-all of our social understandings generated in communicating are based on value. Because our understandings are not independent of ourselves and our communicative actions, all our understandings and actions have a valuational base. In this view there is no such thing as pure description: Every name, every theory, and every account, is based on value. Applying a name, a theory, or an account, brings about a transformation based on value (Siess, 1981).