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  • n. Plural form of particularist.

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  • Indeed, 'particularists' go even further, and claim that there are no (useful, informative) moral principles at all.

    Philosophy, et cetera

  • Another is that, to the degree particularists and generalists take themselves to be debating the employment of aesthetic principles in aesthetic judgment, it is hard to know what they can be meaning by “aesthetic judgment.”

    The Concept of the Aesthetic

  • One reason is that it is often unclear whether particularists and generalists take themselves merely to be debating the existence of aesthetic principles or to be debating their employment in aesthetic judgment.

    The Concept of the Aesthetic

  • So the distinction between ˜counting in favour™ and ˜enabling something else to count in favour™ is significant, as particularists see things.

    Moral Particularism

  • One reason for this is that generalism seems to validate certain patterns of argument that particularists would think of as invalid.

    Moral Particularism

  • This tells us how particularists will conceive of moral deliberation, when an individual tries to work out for herself how to act.

    Moral Particularism

  • Similarly, it may be that a cruel response is exactly the one called for in the circumstances; cruelty, according to particularists, need not be an invariant reason.

    Moral Particularism

  • So particularists allow a relevance to moral experience; they are not reduced to just gazing vacantly at the case before them and coming up with an answer that somehow seems appropriate.

    Moral Particularism

  • Here, however, I think that particularists should simply dig their heels in, and insist that moral reasons have all the authority they need already.

    Moral Particularism

  • And when two particularists are engaged in dispute, it is not as if they are reduced to saying ˜I see it this way™.

    Moral Particularism

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