Moral Particularism and Moral Generalism

[New Entry by Michael Ridge and Sean McKeever on November 22, 2016.] Among the many questions that arise in the attempt to come to philosophical grips with morality is what role, if any, moral
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[New Entry by Michael Ridge and Sean McKeever on November 22, 2016.] Among the many questions that arise in the attempt to come to philosophical grips with morality is what role, if any, moral principles have to play. Moral generalists think morality is best understood in terms of moral principles; moral particularists deny this. To many people, ordinary moral practice seems suffused with principles (keep your promises; do not steal; do unto others as you would have them do unto you). To many moral theorists, the central task of moral theory has been to articulate and defend moral...

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