incommensurable


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incommensurable

Maths
a. (of two numbers) having an irrational ratio
b. not having units of the same dimension
c. unrelated to another measurement by integral multiples
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Among other things, the ISM assumes that incommensurable rationalities mean that the definition of psychological processes can vary with commitments to different ultimate standards.
As this Part will conclude, process theory makes such balancing of incommensurable values possible.
Like irrationals, values are mostly incommensurable, with no common measure.
We can analyze from the text three different and incommensurable images of the human beings or--by other words--three explications of the roots of a theory of conditio humana.
I think there is, but it is not, strictly speaking, an alternative--a complete and incommensurable opposite--but rather an acceptance of the necessary logic of the hybrid character of the moral world.
In fact, various philosophers have suggested deliberative devices by which agents might make justified choices in the face of plural, incommensurable values.
Scherer (1998) points out that the concept of incommensurability always refers to an association or relationship among entities, "A is incommensurable with B relative to a system of reference C, which defines the rules of comparison or measurement.
With calls to prayer constantly wafting through the air where I live, I ask myself what unitary narrative could possibly answer the innumerable and incommensurable religious proclamations that now encircle the globe?
Of course, Yu is aware of the charge that these two ethical systems so removed in time, place, culture, and so forth are incommensurable.
This is a major challenge for most firms where actuaries, underwriters, credit analysts, and investment managers all use the term "risk" to mean quite different things, measured (if at all) in incommensurable units.
Whilst the betbull group accepts no business from France it is consensus among the Directors of betbull plc and their advisors that the actions of the French authorities are violating applicable and relevant EU-law and jurisdiction and that the action taken is completely incommensurable.
I am not suggesting to simply 'include women' and 'the voices of the poor', a romanticization with the subaltern or cultural relativism--although these moves can have strategic importance--but rather to recognize the alterity in everything and to affirm what is incommensurable.