Canadian Journal of Philosophy 35 (1):83-106 (2005)

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Sean McKeever
Davidson College
Michael Ridge
University of Edinburgh
Abstract
What place, if any, moral principles should or do have in moral life has been a longstanding question for moral philosophy. For some, the proposition that moral philosophy should strive to articulate moral principles has been an article of faith. At least since Aristotle, however, there has been a rich counter-tradition that questions the possibility or value of trying to capture morality in principled terms. In recent years, philosophers who question principled approaches to morality have argued under the banner of moral particularism. Particularists can be found in diverse areas of philosophical inquiry, and their positions and arguments are of broad interest. Despite its importance, a proper evaluation of particularism has been hindered both by the diversity of arguments employed to defend it, and, perhaps more significantly, by the diversity of positions that can fairly claim to be particularist.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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ISBN(s) 0045-5091
DOI cjphil20053511
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