Making Comparisons Count
This book attempts to answer two questions: Are alternatives for choice ever incomparable? and In what ways can items be compared? The arguments offered suggest that alternatives for choice no matter how different are never incomparable, and that the ways in which items can be compared are richer and more varied than commonly supposed.
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The Structure of Values and Comparisons of Bearers
The Normativity of Comparisons
Alternatives to Optimizing
Comparisons and Justifying Force
Is There Incomparability?
The Incomparability of Values
The Lack of a Common Value
Against Constitutive Incomparability
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