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Finally, the condition of universalizability, by virtue of which there is a reciprocal relationship between critique and communicability, is fragmented into the tribalism of polemic.
According to Kant's principle of the Categorical Imperative, the purity of our respect for the relevant practical law (maxim) can be assessed based on the principle of universalizability which determines whether or not an action is purely motivated by our respect for humanity.
If the principle of universalizability does not preclude a personalist approach to morality, Sen's account of public reasoning has a basic problem because he wants to show that "the impartiality of evaluation can provide an understandable and plausible idea of objectivity in moral and political philosophy" (2009, 118).
But I am not sure whether this prior insistence on generality in MacCormick's work is anything much more than what I call infra in Part IV mere notional universalizability.
However, this use of universalizability puzzles me.
Whenever one argues in favor of a doctrine that condones initiation of aggression, and whenever one acts aggressively, one implicitly recognizes that the aforementioned fundamental rights hold with respect to oneself, but at the same time denies that they hold with regard to others; given the requirement of universalizability, the result is performative contradiction, evidenced by a lack of fit between the content and the performance of the considered speech act or physical act.
Universalizability is the test for whether any proposed action is morally acceptable to us.
601, 652-54 (2001) (arguing that the doctrine of stare decisis is an appeal to a general principle of equality, a "cousin [to] the Kantian principle of universalizability and the biblical Golden Rule," and that the public will view judicial decisionmaking as fair and not capricious if based on precedent); David Lyons, Formal Justice and Judicial Precedent, 38 VAND.
4) Interestingly, Nietzsche does appear to have foreseen the universalizability of vegetarianism, writing in the 1870s, "I believe that the vegetarians, with their prescription to eat less and more simply, are of more use than all the new moral systems taken together.
The latter hold autonomous decisions to an objective standard of rationality that includes the universalizability of the rational beings' maxims and the priceless value of all rational beings, while Frankfurt takes autonomy to be a matter of the wholehearted endorsement of one's own motives.
of plausibility or universalizability, it must be compared with a
If this is Derrida's way of exemplifying the universalizability of the singular (a conviction which he radically affirmed in his essay, 'Faith and Knowledge'), then one wonders how this monotheistic inheritance can become a synecdoche for a cultural/conceptual universal.