Definition of universalizability in US English:


(British universalisability)


  • See universalize

    • ‘Viewed in this light, the emotions in general lack that property of universalizability which many philosophers have regarded as a sine qua non of the ethical.’
    • ‘Stevens argues that in Marxist theory, the transhistorical necessity of relations of production, and the universalizability of these relations, grounds the epistemic privilege of workers as the future universal class.’
    • ‘There's no mention of important ethical notions such as the distinction between hypothetical and categorical imperatives (crucial to much of what goes on in the book), or the criterion of universalisability.’