I think this argument, in order to work, needs some further premise to the effect that a decision only counts as "definitive" if it is universal,

Ok, but it would have been helpful to have argued the point.

if in some suitable sense everyone would/should arrive at the same decision; and then the second step ("Morality tells you what you should do") needs to say explicitly that morality does this universally.

AFAICT, it is only necessary for to have the same decision across a certain reference class, not universally.

In that case,

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by MrMind 1 min read25th Jul 2016133 comments


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