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|Title:||Incommensurability and Commensuration: The Common Denominator||Contributor(s):||D'Agostino, Fred (author)||Publication Date:||2003||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/1198||Abstract:||This book presents the first detailed examination of incommensurability in the value-theoretical sense. Exploring how choosers deal with problems and constraints of choice, the author draws on work in cognitive psychology, in sociology, in jurisprudence, in economics, and in the theory of value to show how choosers learn to make 'trade-offs' when there is potential incommensurability among the options they are considering. The analysis is also informed by recent work in the tradition of Michel Foucault. With so many modern devices and ideals of government dependent on the comparability of options, this book is timely and can inform public debate about de-regulation, user-pays, accountability, and the substitution of market mechanisms for government regulation and supply.||Publication Type:||Book||Publisher:||Ashgate Publishing Limited||Place of Publication:||Burlington, VT||ISBN:||0754631494||Field of Research (FOR):||220319 Social Philosophy||HERDC Category Description:||A1 Authored Book - Scholarly||Other Links:||http://books.google.com/books?id=Pwz-MojYeVkC||Extent of Pages:||211||Series Name:||Ashgate New Critical Thinking In Philosophy||Series Number :||1||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 213
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