incommensurable


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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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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.
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.
The Throne speech was characterized by its incommensurable methodological scope as a structuring orientation on the state of the Nation.
Sagoff argues that good policy design requires accommodation between strongly held, incommensurable moral values.
Through a better understanding of the incommensurable nature of technological progress, as it applies to the firm, practitioners will be better equipped to survive.
These represent two competing and incommensurable ways of looking at and living in the world.
The editorial policy maintains, as a central principle of scientific pluralism, a respect for the incommensurable differences among alternative paradigms, and does not impose any interparadigmatic standard on the methods or contents of the articles, but requires that the submitted research meets the internal standards of its own paradigm.
Don't you find yourself in the same dilemma as the ethnographer in the end, importing incommensurable details into an arbitrary (usually "scientific") cultural model?