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The Geometry of Desert$
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Shelly Kagan

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199895595

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895595.001.0001

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(p.541) 11 Groups
The Geometry of Desert

Shelly Kagan

Oxford University Press

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

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