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  • adjective Alternative form of universalisable.


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  • Slide 34: Prescriptive Ethics  Judgments should be "universalizable" or

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows 2008

  • Newt is an "idea man," they say, without giving specific examples, leaving us on our own to mine the depths of such Gingrich-isms as, "The underlying thematics are beginning to be universalizable in a way that has taken years of work."

    Michael Sigman: In Wacky GOP Presidential Field, the Donald Trumps the Shark Michael Sigman 2011

  • And he's got the ego: In a moment of grandiosity even for Newt, he tells Richardson, "The underlying thematics are beginning to be universalizable in a way that has taken years of work."

    Michael Sigman: The Newtiness of Newt 2010

  • Some philosophers identify supererogation with imperfect duty, or with a weak duty, or with duty that is personal and non-universalizable, or with duty that has no correlative right, or with an ethical rather than legal duty, or with an “ought” which is not enforceable.

    How to Kill a Missionary 2009

  • Identifying supererogation with a weaker kind of duty, an imperfect duty, a non-universalizable duty, an ˜ought™ rather than a duty are all forms of recognition of supererogatory acts but only as being an integral part of an overall conception of duty.

    How to Kill a Missionary 2009

  • Fiction is “hyper-assertive rather than non-assertive,” he said, able to make “stronger, more universalizable” claims than reliably “factual” discourses like history and philosophy.1

    The authority to comment 2009

  • No ivy league schools would exist, if such an advantage were that universalizable.

    Where Eugenics Goes Wrong: The Implications of Comparative Advantage, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty 2009

  • Therefore, if you can show that Intendo imposes some standard on its reasons (for instance, and to anticipate, that they have to be universalizable), then you will have shown that all reasons have to meet it.

    Practical Reason and the Structure of Actions Millgram, Elijah 2009

  • This set of rights, however, is not universalizable.

    Libertarianism Vallentyne, Peter 2009

  • Thus, full (universalizable) self-ownership can include no enforcement rights (but a full immunity to loss), or full enforcement rights (but no immunity to loss for rights violations), or anything in between.

    Libertarianism Vallentyne, Peter 2009


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