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Their success will be judged, among other things, by how well they can explain the anomalies and conflicts detected by particularists.
This is a fourth implication, and this point has been made by particularists like Heim, who charges that pluralists assume the same superiority with regard to other positions that they disapprove in theology:
This particularist definition of Jewish philosophy appears problematic if we at all take seriously Ken Seeskin's argument, in Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age,(10) that "[t]here is no such thing as a philosophic truth accessible to a single religious community.
As I attempt to outline here, where a previous generation set the disciplinary debate between generalists and particularists, cosmopolitanists and provincialists, the question now seems to center not on what the ends of comparison ought to be but on whether comparison is a viable operation at all.
The Fleming lectures have, of course, varied widely (even wildly) in style and substance," says Professor Noggle, who has heard many of the speakers: "lectures by generalists and particularists, storytellers and cliometricians, challenging revisionists of conventional wisdom and tiresome echoers of songs sung before" (p.
Only the most determined particularists will continue to reject this basic insight, while the inevitability of accepting it confirms it as a kind of law of religious history.
Those particularists willing to rise to the occasion have an important touchstone in Buddhist hospital chaplain Mikel Monnett's exceptional article "Developing a Buddhist Approach to Pastoral Care: A Peacemaker's View" (Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling, vol.
Instead of the "sameness solidarity" response of the universalist/inclusivist, the response of many cultural-linguistic particularists is to emphasize the radical difference and the impossibility of translation and understanding across religious differences.
Some moral particularists maintain that moral holism motivates skepticism about the existence of and need for moral principles, along with skepticism about the viability of principle-based approaches to ethics and moral theory.
Universalists may be defined by their firm commitment to the betterment of all humankind, and particularists more exclusively to their own group.
First, particularists depict capacities to judge as quasiperceptual, yet there are many disanalogies between ethical and perceptual judgment, particularly when it comes to resolution of disagreement.
The universalist mission was challenged by particularists who saw a more distinctive role for Jews and a separate covenant for the rest of humanity, According to this view, Gentiles are obliged to follow the moral code given to Noah and the Jewish mission is understood as teaching the Noachide laws to Gentiles.
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.
Casuists and particularists emphasize the inadequacies of such theories for real-life decision-making and conclude that efforts to systematize and find general theoretical justification for our moral choices and judgments are misconceived.
In this piece the author argues that particularists can tackle what he regards as the most interesting argument put forward by these writers, an argument he calls the Counting Argument.