How to prove Hume’s Law

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Russell, Gillian. (2022). How to prove Hume’s Law. Journal of Philosophical Logic. 51, pp. 603-632. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10992-021-09643-3
AuthorsRussell, Gillian
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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.

KeywordsHume’s Law; barriers to entailment; philosophical logic; invalidity; logical consequence
Year2022
JournalJournal of Philosophical Logic
Journal citation51, pp. 603-632
PublisherSpringer
ISSN0022-3611
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1007/s10992-021-09643-3
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Deposited17 Jan 2022
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