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Single Idea 2856

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / B. Contract Ethics / 2. Golden Rule]

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').

Gist of Idea

Universal moral judgements imply the Golden Rule ('do as you would be done by')


Brad W. Hooker (Prescriptivism [1995], p.640)

Book Reference

'Cambridge Dictionary of Philosophy', ed/tr. Audi,Robert [CUP 1995], p.640