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Excellence examined


  • Nicholas Rescher



Excellence is a salient category of quality assessment across a vast range of applications. It invariably involves a complex criteriology that cannot be uniformly formalized, although it always pivots on a dialectical interaction between quantity and quality. In the end, however, the purpose of excellence-assessment is invariably functional, the evaluation at issue being made with a view to some purposive objective with respect to which quality matters. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

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  • Nicholas Rescher, 2015. "Excellence examined," Mind & Society: Cognitive Studies in Economics and Social Sciences, Springer;Fondazione Rosselli, vol. 14(1), pages 85-97, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:minsoc:v:14:y:2015:i:1:p:85-97
    DOI: 10.1007/s11299-015-0162-3

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