Incommensurability, Incomparability and Practical Reason
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Incommensurability, Incomparability and Practical Reason by Ruth Chang
Book DescriptionCan quite different values be rationally weighed against one another? Can the value of one thing always be ranked as greater than, equal to, or less than the value of something else? If the answer to these questions is no, then in what areas do we find commensurability and comparability unavailable? And what are the implications for moral and legal decision making? This book struggles with these questions, and arrives at distinctly different answers.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674447561
(235mm x 155mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 7-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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This book attempts to answer two questions: Are alternatives for choice ever incomparable? and In what ways can items be compared? The arguments offered suggest that alternatives for choice no matter how different are never incomparable, and that the ways in which items can be compared are richer and more varied than commonly supposed.
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Author Biography - Ruth Chang
Ruth Chang is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick.
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