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Title Challenging moral particularism / edited by Mark Norris Lance, Matjaž Potrč, and Vojko Strahovnik
Published New York : Routledge, ©2008
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Series Routledge studies in ethics and moral theory ; 12
Routledge studies in ethics and moral theory ; 12
Contents Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Contributors; 1 Introduction: Challenging moral particularism; 2 Moral particularism and the real world; 3 Ethical generality and moral judgment; 4 From particularism to defeasibility in ethics; 5 Usable moral principles; 6 Particularism and the contingent a priori; 7 Are basic moral facts both contingent and a priori?; 8 Contextual semantics and particularist normativity; 9 When the plot thickens: Dancy on thick concepts; 10 Holism about value; 11 Particularism and pleasure
12 Laughter and moral ambiguity: Particularist re.ections on the ethical dimensions of humourReferences and bibliography; Index
Summary Particularism is a justly popular 'cutting-edge' topic in contemporary ethics across the world. Many moral philosophers do not, in fact, support particularism (instead defending ""generalist"" theories that rest on particular abstract moral principles), but nearly all would take it to be a position that continues to offer serious lessons and challenges that cannot be safely ignored. Given the high standard of the contributions, and that this is a subject where lively debate continues to flourish, Challenging Moral Particularism will become required reading for professionals and advanced studen
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Ethics.
Individuation (Philosophy)
Principle (Philosophy)
Individuation (Philosophy)
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Principle (Philosophy)
Form Electronic book
Author Lance, Mark Norris.
Potrč, Matjaž.
Strahovnik, Vojko.
ISBN 0203937783