What does Holism have to do with Moral Particularism?

Sean McKeever, Michael Ridge

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Abstract

Moral particularists are united in their opposition to the codification of morality, and their work poses an important challenge to traditional ways of thinking about moral philosophy. Defenders of moral particularism have, with near unanimity, sought support from a doctrine they call ?holism in the theory of reasons.? We argue that this is all a mistake. There are two ways in which holism in the theory of reasons can be understood, but neither provides any support for moral particularism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-103
Number of pages11
JournalRatio
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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