Chapter

Other Shapes

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/9780199895595.003.0005
Other Shapes

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This chapter introduces other possible shapes that individual desert lines can assume. The first is plateaus, which is formed when an individual desert line reached the level of well-being that is absolutely deserved. Here it considers the possibility of whether or not it is possible to refuse the idea that fault forfeits first in cases of overcompensation. The next shape is simple straight lines, where the individual desert lines simply continue moving up and to the right; this makes it appear as if the concept of absolute desert is drained of content. This chapter also studies bent lines, curved deserts, and curved plateaus.

Keywords: other shapes; plateaus; individual desert line; level of well-being; overcompensation; simple straight lines; absolute desert; bent lines; curved deserts; curved plateaus

Chapter.  28282 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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