Laying Down Hume's Law

Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 100 (1):24-46 (2018)
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In this paper, I argue for an interpretation of Hume's Law that sees him as dismissing all possible arguments from is to ought on the basis of a comparison with his famous argument on induction.

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