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incommensurable

adjective at variance, cannot be compared to, cannot be weighed against, discordant, disproportionate, dissimilar, greatly dissimilar, incomparable, incongruent, inconsistent, inharmonious, lopsided, mismatched, out of proportion, unbalanced, unequal
Associated concepts: incommensurable goods, incommennurable values
See also: different, disparate, disproportionate, inapplicable, incommensurate
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265) Indeed, to the extent that the incommensurability thesis is true, our inability as citizens to converge on a single value ranking is not to be lamented, but rather celebrated as a necessary part of our complex moral experience.
Two additional dimensions of Lindbeck's Wittgensteinian notion of incommensurability can help those looking to discover meaning in interreligious conversations.
The enjambed closed couplet at the beginning of the stanza formally secures the incommensurability of 'true' British pleasures with the queer pleasures of the Italian eunuchs.
The next premise of the cultural critique of incommensurability is that Western notions like 'heritage' fail to do justice to this.
What is of interest to us is that this signals the incommensurability between languages and cultures, self and others which become visible only through contact.
May be, the incommensurability between the view of humans as animals of the biosphere, objects of the universe, citizens of their political communities, and micro-cosms for themselves was insoluble, at least for Cicero.
Some level of incommensurability is present, and dialogue is necessary to overcome this basic inability to understand one another.
By incommensurability with regard to a given set of values I mean the impossibility of reducing those values to a common normative denominator, which implies the inability to judge them according to the three standard comparative relations ("better than," "worse than," and "equally good").
This space/moment of emergence or becoming is key to theorizing the pivot point between incommensurability and mandated commensuration.
216) reify the so-called resistant concept album too early in the essay--skeptical readers will see this not as a peculiarity of the album, but as an incommensurability with Letts's bisection of the concept album genre.
meets the argument from corruption: incommensurability of value should