There is a distinction between relative (or personal and cultural value) and absolute (or noumenal) value (not to be confused with mathematical absolute value). Relative value is subjective, depending on individual and cultural views, and is therefore synonymous with personal and cultural value. Absolute value, on the other hand, is philosophically absolute and independent of individual and cultural views, as well as independent on whether it discovered or not what object has it.
Relative value may be regarded as an experience by subjects of absolute value. Relative value varies with individual and culture while absolute value, on the other hand, is the same, regardless of the experience of individuals.
When we attempt to conceive of perfection in all phases and forms of relativity, we encounter seven conceivable types:
- Absolute perfection in all aspects.
- Absolute perfection in some phases and relative perfection in all other aspects.
- Absolute, relative, and imperfect aspects in varied association.
- Absolute perfection in some respects, imperfection in all others.
- Absolute perfection in no direction, relative perfection in all manifestations.
- Absolute perfection in no phase, relative in some, imperfect in others.
- Absolute perfection in no attribute, imperfection in all.