Relationship, Particularism, and a Case Study of Africville: an Argument for Relational Principles

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Creator: 

Grainger, Timothy John

Date: 

2015

Abstract: 

In this work, I argue that moral discourse should make use of relational moral principles. To do this, I examine feminist works in both care and relational theory that reject traditional western conceptions of the self and of principles. Through an examination of Jonathan Dancy’s particularism, I argue that a complete rejection of principle is not a viable option for feminists. Instead, contextually sensitive principles that have their grounding in the importance of relationship in human life can and should be formulated. I present examples of principles that operate in this way, and show their utility through applying them to the case study of the relocation of the community of Africville that was once on the edge of Halifax.

Subject: 

Philosophy

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Arts: 
M.A.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Philosophy

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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