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Moral particularism

Author: Brad Hooker; Margaret Olivia Little
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Moral Particularism is a investigation of a theoretical approach that seeks to transform moral philosophy. In the face of continuing disagreement about which general moral principles are correct, there has been a resurgence of interest in the view that the moral domain cannot - and need not - be backed by any such generalizations." "This view, moral particularism, presages a revolution in contemporary moral theory,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Brad Hooker; Margaret Olivia Little
ISBN: 0198238835 9780198238836 0198238843 9780198238843
OCLC Number: 44518035
Description: xiv, 317 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Moral particularism: wrong and bad / Brad Hooker --
Particularizing particularism / Roger Crisp --
The truth in particularism / Joseph Raz --
Ethical particularism and patterns / Frank Jackson, Philip Pettit, and Michael Smith --
Ethics as an inexact science: Aristotle's ambitions for moral theory / T.H. Irwin --
The particularists's progress / Jonathan Dancy --
Ethical particularism in context / David Bakhurst --
Particularity and principle: the structure of moral knowledge / Jay Garfield --
Against deriving particularity / Lawrence Blum --
Why practice needs ethical theory: particularism, principle, and bad behaviour / Martha Nussbaum --
Unprincipled ethics / David McNaughton and Piers Rawling --
Moral generalities revisited / Margaret Olivia Little.
Responsibility: edited by Brad Hooker and Margaret Olivia Little.
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Twelve new essays by a distinguished international team of contributors, including some of the leading moral philosophers of the day, debate the plausibility of moral particularism. This will be the  Read more...

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The volume is indispensable to anyone working on the topic and useful for upper-level and graduate courses. It does represent the current state of the art. * The Philosophical Review *

 
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