betterness

Related to betterness: bitterness

betterness

(ˈbɛtənəs)
n
1. the quality of being superior
2. the fineness (beyond standard) of precious metals
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However, a series of impossibility theorems has shown that the only way to avoid this is to take on other counterintuitive implications, be they formal problems (like cyclic betterness orderings) or substantive problems (like preferring adding people with negative well-being to adding people with positive well-being).
Both versions of rational choice presuppose the consequentialist assumption of some betterness relation (--is better than--) as the key to rational decision (Broome 1992).
The move to an online-centered company also assures their stance to bring an overall “green initiative” to the company, promoting global betterness and quality of life.
The reason is that the betterness relation between outcomes does not require for its obtaining the actual existence of the affected persons.
Among the topics are the impossibility of a satisfactory population ethics, defining goodness and badness in terms of betterness without negation, the reverse problem of Fechnerian scaling, presumption of equality as a requirement of fairness, knowledge spaces regarded as set representations of skill structures, and model selection with informative normalized maximum likelihood.
He also passed numerous directions for the betterness of patrolling.
To appreciate what is at stake here, note that the betterness relation specified by SBI2 is not invariant under permutation of the values of locations.
True Art (with capital letters) is necessarily deadly serious--in earnest--but Hawthorne seems to prefer the "sportive imitation": similarly, in another chapter, the narrator advocates the betterness of Byron's portrayal of Rome over the actual scenery: "Byron's celebrated description is better than the reality" (4:153).
Some moral philosophers, mainly in the Benthamite tradition, tried to show that they are better actions quite apart from being justified actions and that their betterness explains why they are justified actions.
The result is a bright, golden pils with "pronounced hoppy bouquet, traditional mild to medium betterness, and a gentle, slightly coarse character.
It isnot as though, when we make ethical comparisons of distributions across people, the betterness ordering of the distributions must be given in advance, so that we simply find out from this ordering the quantitative scales of good for individuals.