Languages of those in different parts of the power structure are incommensurable making conversation across lines impossible.
The new social agenda is to recognize and insist on individual varieties, incommensurable differences.
The incommensurable is mentioned over and over again, but the case mentioned is that of the diagonal of a square in relation to its side; there is no allusion to the extension of the theory to other cases by Theodorus and Theaetetus…
In contrast Archytas argued that 9/8 cubed or three major second intervals equals the square root of two as the Greek Miracle, the axiomatic algebra of the precise incommensurable irrational number.
The two goals - reflecting the two sides of modern democratic individualism - were finally incommensurable .
Two periods of history inherently have such vastly different contexts, issues, and circumstances that they may be incommensurable ; thus the specter of anachronism haunts every turn.
Difference in such cases is not disagreement, at least on the surface issue; points of view that are incommensurable are different in the very frameworks of explanation.
There were no terms in the Renaissance for what, since the eighteenth century, have been construed as essential signs in the body of incommensurable difference.
These are moral choices which are incommensurable because they appeal on different levels - they are not competing in a logical way, because they are both choices that could be right to a reasonable person.
‘Is’ and ‘ought’ seem to come from different, incommensurable worlds.