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Moral particularism

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-L131-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Moral particularism is a broad set of views which play down the role of general moral principles in moral philosophy and practice. Particularists stress the role of examples in moral education and of moral sensitivity or judgment in moral decision-making, as well as criticizing moral theories which advocate or rest upon general principles. It has not yet been demonstrated that particularism constitutes an importantly controversial position in moral philosophy.

Citing this article:
Crisp, Roger. Moral particularism, 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-L131-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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