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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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Because of the incommensurability of the connections, there is no internal contradiction that already carves out a path of resolution or that already privileges a certain constellation of connections as the outcome of a dialectical process.
An illustration of supposed incommensurability could be that of incompatible alternatives.
First, this incommensurability is somewhat softer than many of Lindbeck's disciples and detractors like to imagine.
The next premise of the cultural critique of incommensurability is that Western notions like 'heritage' fail to do justice to this.
In revisiting these pivotal issues at the heart of the Winchean rationality debates, and in drawing some selective comparisons with the Kuhnian incommensurability debates which came to the fore at a similar time, the aim in what follows is to draw on core hermeneutic insights to vindicate the tenability of a hermeneutico-dialogical (1) approach to the problem of intercultural communication and understanding.
Instead of saying that individuals are "locked" within socially constructed points of view, incommensurability characterizes the "openness" of one's perspective.
The final chapter, on Coetzee, is slightly repetitive in its references to incommensurability and the impossibility of literary production in response to colonialism and apartheid, but this is due to its nature as a closing chapter.
First, an adequate response must explain why incommensurability is in fact an unavoidable and critical problem for all Christians working in psychology.
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").
Another contributor, Jill Robbins, stresses once more the intrinsic vocation of the art of reading, which Levinas shares with the medieval canon, hence "the incommensurability between Levinas's ethics and the discourse of literary criticism.
Part I isolates three conceptions of commodification identifiable in the literature on markets--cognitive (or value) incommensurability, constitutive incommensurability, and corruption--arguing that, although the standardized testing literature bears hints of the cognitive incommensurability and corruption objections, the widespread moral outrage typically associated with constitutive incommensurability is largely absent.