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incomparability

Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The quality of being incomparable or not admitting comparison; especially, unapproached excellence.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable The condition of being incomparable
  • noun countable The extent to which something is incomparable

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Examples

  • Griffin denies that pluralism entails incommensurability (Griffin uses the term incomparability) whereas other pluralists embrace incommensurability, but deny that it entails that rational choice is impossible.

    Value Pluralism

  • But, interestingly, the whole question of incommensurability and incomparability is at the center of a new paper I am completing on the vexed issue of proportionality in the laws of war.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Mallaby on Soros and the Pound, and Some Other Summer Reading in Philosophy and Economics

  • So if pluralism leads to this kind of incomparability, then pluralism must be false.

    Value Theory

  • But, interestingly, the whole question of incommensurability and incomparability is at the center of a new paper I am completing on the vexed issue of proportionality in the laws of war.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Mallaby on Soros and the Pound, and Some Other Summer Reading in Philosophy and Economics

  • The incomparability principle entails that if the afflicted partner can just wait a month, take an inexpensive pill, and cure this condition, there is nothing moral (as opposed to prudential) to say in favor of doing this.

    Obligations to Future Kids

  • If none of these is the case, then we have an example of incomparability in attributive good, but not an example of incomparability in good simpliciter.

    Value Theory

  • Many discussions of the incomparability of values proceed at a very abstract level, and interchange examples of each of these kinds of value claims.

    Value Theory

  • Even once it is agreed that good simpliciter is incomparable in this sense, many theories have been offered as to what that incomparability involves and why it exists.

    Value Theory

  • Monica, You make an excellent and indisputable point about the incomparability of the museums in New York, but even setting aside NYC, the museums in SF don't really measure up to the standards of many other American cities, even cities which many San Franciscans love to sneer at.

    Art and Nature

  • However, we can distinguish between weak incomparability, defined as above, and strong incomparability, further requiring the lack of parity, whatever that turns out to be.

    Value Theory

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