Chapter

Groups

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/9780199895595.003.0011
Groups

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This chapter explains how the Y gap view can be extended to cover cases that involve groups of three or more. It begins with a discussion of the simultaneous baseline approach and the pairwise approach. It then focuses on the claim that the intrinsic value of satisfying comparative desert increases with the group size. It also takes a look at the adjustments that can be made to the graphs and reviews the concept of variable steepness.

Keywords: Y gap view; groups; simultaneous baseline approach; pairwise approach; intrinsic value; comparative desert; group size; variable steepness

Chapter.  21215 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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