Chapter

Particularism

John F. Horty

in Reasons as Defaults

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744077
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932566 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744077.003.0006
Particularism

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This chapter applies the account of reasons developed in this book to an argument recently advanced by Jonathan Dancy in support of particularism in moral theory. This chapter begins with some general definitions. In particular the chapter defines particularism. It goes on to distinguish between different types of particularism before it outlines Darcy' point of view. The main body of the chapter contains a detailed evaluation of Darcy's argument.

Keywords: reasons; reason holism; particularism; moral particularism

Chapter.  9208 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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