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Supervenience

Supervenience - universal terms but that b ought not to act...

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Supervenience is a non-negotiable principle of morality saying that: "One cannot with logical consistency [or on pain of contradiction], where a and b are two individuals, say that a ought, in a certain situation specified in universal terms without reference to individuals, to act in a certain way, also specified in
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Unformatted text preview: universal terms, but that b ought not to act in a similarly specified way in a similarly specified situation. This is because in any "ought"-statement there is implicitly a principle which says that the statement applies to all precisely similar situations." Richard Hare, "Universal Prescriptivism", 1991, p. 456)....
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  • Spring '09
  • Larvy
  • Emotivism, R. M. Hare, Universal prescriptivism, Supervenience, similarly specified situation, similarly specified way

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