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Single Idea 2705

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / c. Ethical intuitionism]

Full Idea

There are convictions which are common to most societies; but there are others which are not, and no way is given by intuitionists of telling which are the authoritative data.

Gist of Idea

How can intuitionists distinguish universal convictions from local cultural ones?


Richard M. Hare (Universal Prescriptivism [1991], p.454)

Book Reference

'A Companion to Ethics', ed/tr. Singer,Peter [Blackwell 1993], p.454