standard, criterion, measure, touchstone
Meaning: a basis for comparison; a reference point against which other things can be evaluated; "the schools comply with federal standards"; "they set the measure for all subsequent work"
Meaning: the ideal in terms of which something can be judged; "they live by the standards of their community"
Well, but what ought to be the criterion?
The two elements in our criterion both point to democracy.
Otherwise a democratic criterion of education can only be inconsistently applied.
But by his own confession in the above passage, his criterion for distinguishing them is not always adequate.
The cases of dreams and fever-delirium are as hard to adjust to Professor Stout's modified criterion as to Hume's.
Why, because he distinguishes the face of a friend and of an enemy only by the criterion of knowing and not knowing.
But I believe that this criterion fails in very much the same instances as those in which Hume's criterion fails in its original form.
And, if we accept the criterion that influence is measured by the number and nature of one's relations, it would be difficult to find in any age relations that were more select or more cosmopolitan.
But we could not prove independently that there are practical propositions which command categorically, nor can it be proved in this section; one thing, however, could be done, namely, to indicate in the imperative itself, by some determinate expression, that in the case of volition from duty all interest is renounced, which is the specific criterion of categorical as distinguished from hypothetical imperatives.