In Incommensurability, Incomparability, and Practical Reason. Harvard University Press. pp. 1-34 (1997)

Ruth Chang
Oxford University
This paper is the introduction to the volume. It gives an argumentative view of the philosophical landscape concerning incommensurability and incomparability. It argues that incomparability, not incommensurability, is the important phenomenon on which philosophers should be focusing and that the arguments for the existence of incomparability are so far not compelling.
Keywords Comparison  Practical reason  Incomparability  Incommensurability
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Call number BD236.I53 1997
ISBN(s) 0674447557  
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