Vindication of general rules

Vindication of general rules: Showing that action in accordance with such rules is well-suited to achieve some specified end at a reasonable cost, i.e., that the rules have pragmatic utility.

Source: What is Good? What is Bad? The Value of All Values across Time, Place and Theories’ by John McMurtry, Philosophy and World Problems, Volume I-III, UNESCO in partnership with Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems: Oxford, 2004-11.