Definitions

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  • n. Someone who is or pretends to be impartial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who is impartial.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who is impartial.

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Examples

  • Consequently, they argue, these impartialist moral theories must understand friendship to be inherently biased and therefore not to be inherently moral.

    Friendship

  • Writing about a case in which someone in a lifeboat must choose between saving a stranger and saving his or her spouse, Williams argued that an impartialist morality that would demand that the agent consider whether giving preference to the spouse is permissible gives that agent “one thought too many” (Williams 1981, 18).

    Moral Reasoning

  • Williams 'position, here, is compatible with the claim that the impartialist considerations actually obtain in this case.

    Moral Reasoning

  • Although many people continue to speak of a ˜partialist vs. impartialist debate,™ it should by now be clear that neither

    Impartiality

  • (Godwin's, for example) might be referred to as strict impartialist theories.

    Impartiality

  • Rather, the deontologist will claim, it reflects the fact that it is morally legitimate (perhaps, again, because justifiable in second-order impartialist terms) for an agent to regard her own goals and interests as especially important to her.

    Impartiality

  • Impartialist theories which allow for some first-order partiality, but which nevertheless insist that all such behavior be justified in second-order impartialist terms, might be referred to as fundamentally impartialist moral theories.

    Impartiality

  • It is useful, then, to draw a distinction between two sorts of impartialist moral theory.

    Impartiality

  • The fact remains that there are many types of partialist theories, and many types of impartialist ones, and that continuing to speak of the

    Impartiality

  • Whether this extreme position really is required, either by moral impartiality or by the demand that we treat people as equals, is a matter of great dispute, not only between partialists and impartialists but within the impartialist camp itself.

    Impartiality

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