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Author Dancy, Jonathan, author

Title Ethics without principles / Jonathan Dancy
Published Oxford ; New York : Clarendon Press, 2004
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004


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Description x, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. What are the options? -- pt. 1. Catching the contributory -- 2. Contributory reasons -- 3. Beyond favouring -- 4. Dropping the catch -- pt. 2. From holism to particularism -- 5. Holism and its consequences -- 6. Can holism be true? -- 7. Competing pictures -- 8. Knowing reasons -- pt. 3. Holism in the theory of value -- 9. Intrinsic and extrinsic value -- 10. Are there organic unities? -- 11. Rationality, value, and meaning -- 12. Principles of rational valuing
Summary “The author presents a long awaited exposition and defence of particularism in ethics, a view with which he has been associated for twenty years. He traditional link between morality and principles, or between being moral and having principles, is little more than a mistake. The possibility of moral thought and judgement does not in any way depend on an adequate supply of principles. Dancy grounds this claim on a form of reasons-holism, holding that what is a reason in one case need not be any reason in another, and maintaining that moral reasons are no different in this respect from others. He puts forward a distinctive form of value-holism to go with the holism of reasons, and he gives a detailed discussion of the currently popular topic of contributory reasons. Opposing positions of all sorts are summarized and criticized.” -- BOOK JACKET
Notes Ook verschenen als online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [216]-224) and index
Subject Holism.
Principle (Philosophy)
Author Oxford University Press.
LC no. 2004303051
ISBN 0199270023
OTHER TI Oxford Scholarship Online collection
Other Titles Oxford Scholarship Online Philosophy