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  • noun Alternative spelling of universalisability.


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  • But because Vogler regards noncalculative reasons as optional, Korsgaard and Vogler differ over whether the universalizability of maxims is mandatory.

    Practical Reason and the Structure of Actions Millgram, Elijah 2009

  • Now because the universalizability test (the so-called CI-procedure) is to be applied to one's maxims as they arise, and because you may at any point consider an unprecedented maxim, it is still an open question just what the substantive moral theory generated by this theory of practical reasoning is.

    Practical Reason and the Structure of Actions Millgram, Elijah 2009

  • Interpreting the passage in this manner allows for its universalizability and, more importantly, it is the only way the passage can be made intelligible to someone with a same-sex sexual orientation.

    I found something beautiful. « Love | Peace | Ohana 2006

  • +Third, we must accept the rule of universalizability, or what one might call the "sauce for the goose" rule.

    Chuck Gutenson: Re-Imagining Redemptive Violence 2008

  • Viewed in this light, the emotions in general lack that property of universalizability which many philosophers have regarded as a sine qua non of the ethical (Blum 1980).

    Emotion de Sousa, Ronald 2007

  • Kant's categorical imperative test, for example, holds that universalizability is the distinguishing feature of correct moral judgments, and that a judgment is universalizable if and only if it can, without contradiction, be willed as a universal practical law

    Impartiality Jollimore, Troy 2006

  • A different approach to universalizability eschews the appeal to psychological facts altogether, and holds that whether or not a particular judgment is universalizable is a logical fact rather than a psychological one.

    Impartiality Jollimore, Troy 2006

  • There are two ways of making the universalizability requirement more demanding.

    Impartiality Jollimore, Troy 2006

  • Controversially, he holds that the universalizability principle is merely formal and lacks content, being consistent with both egoism and utilitarianism, and that temporal neutrality translates into a form of prudence.

    Henry Sidgwick Schultz, Barton 2006

  • Although there is some controversy over just how many such principles he advances, at the least he defends a universalizability principle

    Henry Sidgwick Schultz, Barton 2006


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