moral isolationism

moral isolationism

A philosophical view based on the premise that one can understand only the ethics and values of one's own family, clan, culture, or society and not those of others.
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Its simplicity, attractive to desert tribes, produced a moral isolationism that idealized the time of the Prophet and was intolerant of diversity.
The campus almost seems to be designed, geographically, to inculcate moral isolationism. Walk from Sproul Plaza, where antiwar protesters once massed before marches, out toward the burrito-and-sprouts joints of Telegraph Avenue, and you run a gauntlet of outstretched hands and Styrofoam cups, The beggars are so numerous and, in some cases, so patently undeserving--skinheads and Goth kids demanding beer money--that after a few burrito runs the whole scene degenerates to the level of the picturesque.
Part H identifies parallels between their respective positions and two contemporary theories of lawyer professionalism: "neutral partisanship" and "moral activism." This part then traces the butler and the housekeeper's common lapse into moral isolationism, which is not a logical consequence of either theory.
There was, in addition, another element of moral isolationism in Stevens and Kenton's story.