Many Moral Particularisms

Sean McKeever and Michael Ridge

in Principled Ethics

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199290659
Published online May 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191603617 | DOI:
 Many Moral Particularisms

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This chapter identifies moral particularism as a family of theses all of which involve some sort of negative assessment of moral principles. Family members are distinguished by the different negative attitudes taken and by different conceptions of what a moral principle is. It argues that a proper evaluation of the arguments for moral particularism must be sensitive to these distinctions.

Keywords: particularism; moral principles; Jonathan Dancy; generalism; holism; reasons

Chapter.  9664 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy

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