Moral particularism is an applied ethics view that there are no moral principles and that moral judgement is determined by relevant factors in a particular context. This stands in stark contrast to other prominent moral theories, such as deontology, consequentialism and virtue ethics.
History [ edit ]
The term "particularism" was coined to designate this position by R. M. Hare, in 1963 (Freedom and Reason, Oxford: Clarendon, p. 18).
Views [ edit ]
Criticisms [ edit ]
A criticism of moral particularism is that it is inherently irrational; as to be rational in relation to moral thought that you have to be consistent and apply that consistently to moral issues which Moral Particularism does not.
Further reading [ edit ]
- Hooker B, Little MO (eds.) (2001). Moral particularism. OUP.
- Dancy, Jonathan (2004). Ethics without principles, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
References [ edit ]
- "Moral Particularism". Internet Encyclopedia Of Philosophy. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
- "Moral Particularism and the Role of Imaginary Cases". European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
- "Moral Particularism". Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved 17 October 2019.
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- Dancy, Jonathan (2005). "Moral particularism", in Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
- Tsu, Peter Shiu-Hwa. "Moral Particularism", in the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
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