Why sibley is (Probably) not a particularist after all

Claire Kirwin*

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Anna Bergqvist claims that Frank Sibley - despite his own claims to the contrary - should be considered a particularist when it comes to aesthetics. In this paper I argue that whilst Sibley does hold many of the views that Dancy advances in his Ethics without Principles, Bergqvist is certainly wrong to present Sibley's position as 'uncontroversially' particularist. In fact, the relationship between Sibley's account of judgement in aesthetics and Dancy's ethical particularism serves to highlight several ambiguities involved in the particularist-generalist debate as Bergqvist presents it.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-212
Number of pages12
JournalBritish Journal of Aesthetics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy


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