Preempting principles: Recent debates in moral particularism

Philosophy Compass 3 (6):1177-1192 (2008)
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Abstract

Moral particularism, as recently defended, charges that traditional moral theorizing unduly privileges moral principles. Moral generalism defends a prominent place for moral principles. Because moral principles are often asked to play multiple roles, moral particularism aims at multiple targets. We distinguish two leading roles for moral principles, the role of standard and the role of guide. We critically survey some of the leading arguments both for and against principles so conceived.

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Michael Ridge
University of Edinburgh
Sean McKeever
Davidson College

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