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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


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

Book Reference

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