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Unformatted text preview: Universalizablity P r inciple
1. Formulate the maxim 2. Can I universalize that policy? a. Can everyone act on it? b. Can I coherently want them to? 3. Yes (to both) permissible No (to either) impermissible EX. Perfect Duty 1. To get out of financial difficulty, I make a lying promise to a friend 2. Can I universalize that policy? a. No. 3. Impermissible EX. 1. Out of self-love, I remain indifferent to the plight of another. 2. Can I universalize that policy? a. Yes. b. No. 3. Impermissible The Universalizablity Principle enshrines the value of reciprocity. Advocates the "Golden Rule" (the most basic use of reciprocity) ...
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- Fall '08