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Inequality as a Quasi‐Ordering

Amartya Sen

in On Economic Inequality

Published in print:
1973
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198281931
eISBN:
9780191715815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198281935.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

It is argued that the difficulty of using the positive and normative measures of inequality described in the previous chapter arises from the fact that they are ‘complete’ measures. Each of these ... More


Coherence

Luc Bovens and Stephan Hartmann

in Bayesian Epistemology

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199269754
eISBN:
9780191601705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199269750.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Shows how to construct a coherence quasi-ordering that respects the claim that the more coherent a set of propositions is, the greater the degree of confidence ought to be in its content, ceteris ... More


Research in Representability and Structure

James Oxley

in Matroid Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780198566946
eISBN:
9780191774904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566946.003.0015
Subject:
Mathematics, Educational Mathematics

This chapter considers recent progress on the Well-Quasi-Ordering Conjecture for matroids and on Rota's Conjecture. It also discusses some related work on matroids representable over finite fields. ... More


Mathematical Dynamical Systems and Computational Systems

Marco Giunti

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195090093
eISBN:
9780197560600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195090093.003.0005
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

The main thesis of this chapter is that a dynamical viewpoint allows us to better understand some important foundational issues of computation theory. Effective procedures are traditionally studied ... More


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