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Principled ethics : generalism as a regulative ideal

Author: Michael R Ridge; Sean D McKeever
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moral philosophy has been dominated by the aim of understanding morality and the virtues in terms of principles. The underlying assumption that this is the best approach has received no defence, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael R Ridge; Sean D McKeever
ISBN: 9780199290659 0199290652 9780199290666 0199290660
OCLC Number: 475029816
Description: viii, 242 s. ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The many moral particularisms ; 2. Holism about reasons ; 3. Default reasons ; 4. Moral vision ; 5. Constitutive generalism ; 6. From moral knowledge to default principles ; 7. Beyond default principles or trimming the hedges ; 8. Generalism as a regulative ideal ; 9. Principled guidance ; Appendix
Responsibility: Sean McKeever and Michael Ridge

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Despite the attractions of particularism, most philosophers feel that it misses something. McKeever and Ridge turn these vague worries into razor-sharp objections. Then they develop a moderate Read more...

 
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