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Paya A. Jonathan Dancy’s Particularism: A Critical Assessment. IQBQ. 15 (2) :127-155
URL: http://eijh.modares.ac.ir/article-27-3330-en.html
National Research Institute for Science Policy (Iran)
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Jonathan Dancy advocates a radical particularist theory of ethics. Arguing against a variety of generalist doctrines, he maintains that there are no moral principles and that our ethical decisions are highly context-dependent: they are made case by case, without the support of such principles. In this paper, drawing on a number of theoretical concepts used in science as well as the philosophy of science I shall try to develop a moderate generalist-pluralist model. This model, I shall argue, is less vulnerable to Dancy’s criticisms and better equipped, in comparison to Dancy’s own model, to deal with moral cases.
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Received: 2007/04/7 | Accepted: 2007/07/17 | Published: 2008/05/30

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