How to prove Hume’s Law

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Abstract

This paper proves a precisification of Hume’s Law—the thesis that one cannot get an ought from an is—as an instance of a more general theorem which establishes several other philosophically interesting, though less controversial, barriers to logical consequence.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages30
JournalJournal of Philosophical Logic
VolumeFirst Online
Early online date24 Nov 2021
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Nov 2021

Keywords

  • Hume’s Law
  • Barriers to entailment
  • Philosophical logic
  • Invalidity
  • Logical consequence

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