Chapter

Placing Peaks

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/9780199895595.003.0006
Placing Peaks

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This chapter focuses on peaks, a concept which was introduced in a previous chapter. The first section deals with the absolute desert mapping function, which records certain levels of vice or virtue and maps them on specific assignments of absolute desert. This is followed by a discussion of curved mapping functions and a review of the Sym Mountain. The chapter then attempts to distinguish the line between positive and negative peaks and the line between vice and virtue. It also reviews the V shaped skyline and introduces the logical limits of bell motion. The chapter ends with a study of the disaggregationist approach.

Keywords: peaks; absolute desert; mapping function; vice and virtue; curved mapping functions; Sym Mountain; V shaped skyline; bell motion; logical limits; disaggregationist approach

Chapter.  39315 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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