Principle Ethics, Particularism and Another Possibility

Philosophy 72 (280):269 - 292 (1997)
Abstract
One of the most striking contributions of particularism to moral philosophy has been its emphasis on the relative opacity of the moral scene to the tools of rational analysis traditionally used by philosophers. Particularism changes the place of the philosopher in relation to the moral life, pointing up the limits to what philosophy can do here. The modern moral philosopher who takes particularism seriously no longer has the luxury, endemic in our tradition, of imagining that moral philosophy can be done with only passing illustrative reference to experience, or that the truth about the whole of our moral life may be read of a list of a priori moral principles, whose rationality is underwritten by the mechanistic account of what it is to follow a rule that pre-Wittgensteinian philosophers took for granted
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1017/S0031819100056886
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
Edit this record
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Mark as duplicate
Request removal from index
Revision history
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 29,861
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
New Casuistry: What's New?Theo Van Willigenburg - 1998 - Philosophical Explorations 1 (2):152 – 164.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Moral Particularism and the Real World.Brad Hooker - 2008 - In Mark Norris Lance, Matjaž Potrč & Vojko Strahovnik (eds.), Challenging Moral Particularism. Routledge. pp. 12--30.
Moral Particularism.Brad Hooker & Margaret Olivia Little (eds.) - 2000 - Oxford University Press.
Moral Particularism and Scientific Practice.Brendan Larvor - 2008 - Metaphilosophy 39 (4-5):492-507.
The Many Moral Particularisms.Michael Ridge - 2005 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 35 (1):83 - 106.
On the Intersection of Casuistry and Particularism.Gregory E. Kaebnick - 2000 - Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal 10 (4):307-322.
Moral Particularism.Pekka Väyrynen - 2011 - In Christian B. Miller (ed.), The Continuum Companion to Ethics. Continuum. pp. 478-483.
Ethics Without Principles.Jonathan Dancy - 2004 - Oxford University Press.
Added to PP index
2010-08-10

Total downloads
26 ( #214,574 of 2,210,666 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #391,865 of 2,210,666 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads
My notes
Sign in to use this feature