European Journal of Philosophy 11 (1):54–71 (2003)

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Simon Kirchin
University of Kent
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In this paper I argue for a particularist understanding of thick evaluative features, something that is rarely done and is fairly controversial. That is, I argue that sometimes that the fact that an act is just, say, could, in certain situations, provide one with a reason against performing the action. Similarly, selfishness could be right-making. To show this, I take on anti-particularist ideas from two much-cited pieces (by Crisp, and by McNaughton and Rawling), in the influential Moral Particularism anthology (eds.) Hooker and Little (OUP). My paper has already been cited by other people working in the field
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Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy.Bernard Williams - 1985 - Harvard University Press.
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Thick Evaluation.T. Kirchin Simon - 2014 - Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.

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