Ideas from 'Prescriptivism' by Brad W. Hooker [1995], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy' (ed/tr Audi,Robert) [CUP 1995,0-521-48328-x]].

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22. Metaethics / C. Sources of Ethics / 5. Prescriptivism
Prescriptivism says 'ought' without commitment to act is insincere, or weakly used
In primary evaluative words like 'ought' prescription is constant but description can vary
23. Ethics / B. Contract Ethics / 2. Golden Rule
Universal moral judgements imply the Golden Rule ('do as you would be done by')