universalisability

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c. 1950 universalisable +‎ -ity

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universalisability (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly philosophy) The quality (as of a rule) of being able to be applied universally; that is, to any given situation with no exceptions.
    • 1964, Timothy L. S. Sprigge, "Definition of a Moral Judgment," Philosophy, vol. 39, no. 150, p. 306:
      Some have thought that universalisability was the criterion of ethicalness.