Chapter

Skylines

Shelly Kagan

in The Geometry of Desert

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895595
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199980093 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895595.003.0004
Skylines

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This chapter discusses skylines, which are lines that are formed by the peaks of all the individual desert lines. It considers the assumption that the skyline is continuous, and then addresses the question of whether the skyline is bounded along the X axis or not. It studies the upper and lower bound of the skyline before it discusses several examples of constant skylines (standard, negative, and sea level skylines). The next section examines V shaped skylines and mentions several varieties of desert. This chapter ends with a section on taking stock, where it also shows how incomplete and misleading a theory of desert would be if one is restricted to discussing desert in terms of multipliers only.

Keywords: skylines; X axis; upper bound; lower bound; constant skylines; V shaped skylines; varieties of desert; taking stock; theory of desert; multipliers

Chapter.  20818 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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