Definitions

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  • noun That which is to be maximized.

Etymologies

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maximize + -and

Examples

  • At the other extreme, hardly any weight is given to maximizing well-being as it competes with priority, and the prioritarian doctrine is then barely distinguishable from the maximin principle with well-being as the maximand.

    Egalitarianism

  • Evolutionary theory DOES see individuals as fitness maximsers BUT evolutionary theory DOES NOT see the individuals fitness (number of offspring) as the maximand.

    Scientific Blogging

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