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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Disagreement, the relation between police and politics, is not an originary division between opposed and distinct agents or agencies, but a gap in the fabric of the sensible between incommensurable logics.
Given the challenges of diversity within pluralistic culture, the ISM pursues methodological innovations that seek to bring the ultimate standards of incommensurable rationalities into sharper focus.
53) Instead of making all arguments measurable on a single scale, this balance assumes that law as process reflects the incommensurable values of its participants.
History leaves so many guesses, and guesses are the first proof of the incommensurable unmappable inquiry (novel) where any diagonal crossing the situation, the shape of it, is unmatchable with any side.
It was, indeed, recognition of the incommensurable character of global ethical views that shaped the way in which the Universal Declaration was drafted and which is why the declaratory nature of the document offers no grounding for the claims that are advanced in it.
The economic losses that Macedonia has from the EU and NATO non-membership are incommensurable.
In many fields of activity, legions of imprecise and incommensurable performance standards do not inspire confidence about claims of comparative performance advantages of one organization over another.
A philosophical situation occurs where there is an incommensurable conflict; where there is distance between power and truth; and where there is no common measure between event and law.
The knowledge learned can be incommensurable between these disjoint subcultures and can become a barrier to the future mathematics learning needs of workers in a knowledge-based society.
What Damisch described as an interference between two language games (one technical and geometric and the other phenomenological), in Massey's intellectual narrative becomes the overarching problem of accounting for the incommensurable split that exists between view and viewpoint in, every representational (or "signifying") system.
35) Absent such an index of value, we simply lack a determinate, independent standard: a standard in the light of which a cognitively unlimited agent who did not deliberate in accordance with the Boundary-Driven Model could survey a wide-open field of possibilities and judge that some course of action, from among the indefinitely large number of courses of action open to her (realizing large numbers of incommensurable values), is "best.
There is therefore nothing celebratory about this study, whose author acknowledges from the outset--reflecting in particular on issues of gender--that 'a postcolonial comparatist's desire for an emancipated comparatism is qualified and undercut by a focus on the incursion of contrary and incommensurable forces on it' (p.