Some Varieties of Particularism

Metaphilosophy 30 (1&2):1-12 (1999)
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Analytic particularism claims that judgments of moral wrongness are about particular acts rather than general principles. Metaphysical particularism claims that what makes true moral judgments true is not general principles but nonmoral properties of particular acts. Epistemological particularism claims that studying particular acts apart from general principles can justify beliefs in moral judgments. Methodological particularism claims that we will do better morally in everyday life if we look carefully at each particular decision as it arises and give up the search for a complete moral theory. This paper raises problems for each of these versions of particularism
Keywords metaphysics  particularism  moral methodology  epistemology  ethics  logical form  moral philosophy
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DOI 10.1111/1467-9973.00108
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