Justice, holism and principles.

Mason, Andrew (2009) Justice, holism and principles. Res Publica, 15, (2), 179-194. (doi:10.1007/s11158-009-9087-1).


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Some moral theorists defend a holistic account of practical reasons and deny that the possibility of moral thought depends upon the existence of moral principles. This article explores the implications of this position for theorising about justice, which has often aspired to provide us with an ordered list of principles to govern our institutions and practices

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1007/s11158-009-9087-1
ISSNs: 1356-4765 (print)
1572-8692 (electronic)
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Keywords: holism, particularism, principles, justice
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Politics and International Relations
ePrint ID: 150099
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
May 2009Published
Date Deposited: 04 May 2010 11:14
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:23
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/150099

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