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. Ethics Foundations / 2. Source of Ethics / i. Prescriptivism
Prescriptivism says 'ought' without commitment to act is insincere, or weakly used
                        Full Idea: Prescriptivism holds that if you think one 'ought' to do a certain kind of act, and yet you are not committed to doing that act in the relevant circumstances, then you either spoke insincerely, or are using the word 'ought' in a weak sense.
                        From: Brad W. Hooker (Prescriptivism [1995], p.640)
23. Ethics / B. Contract Ethics / 2. Golden Rule
Universal moral judgements imply the Golden Rule ('do as you would be done by')
                        Full Idea: Prescriptivity is especially important if moral judgements are universalizable, for then we can employ golden rule-style reasoning ('do as you would be done by').
                        From: Brad W. Hooker (Prescriptivism [1995], p.640)