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Single Idea 2709

[catalogued under 22. Metaethics / C. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / i. Prescriptivism]

Full Idea

Universal prescriptivists hold that 'ought'-judgements are prescriptive like plain imperatives, but differ from them in being universalisable.

Gist of Idea

Prescriptivism sees 'ought' statements as imperatives which are universalisable

Source

Richard M. Hare (Universal Prescriptivism [1991], p.457)

Book Reference

'A Companion to Ethics', ed/tr. Singer,Peter [Blackwell 1993], p.457