Hume's law


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Hume's law

(hjuːmz)
n
(Philosophy) the philosophical doctrine that an evaluative statement cannot be derived from purely factual premises, often formulated as: one can't derive an "ought" from an "is". See also naturalistic fallacy
[named after David Hume]
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McNutt (a business consultant based in Ireland and visiting fellow at Manchester Business School, UK) expands on arguments he made in Law, Economics, and Antitrust (2005), wherein a variant of Hume's law that no prescriptive conclusion can be deduced from positive analysis alone was introduced, thus allowing the observation of the legal world as an "x-law environment" in which it is possible to bring the complexity and behavioral characteristics of legal actors into the analysis of law and economics.
Schurz is right in The Is-Ought Problem in arguing that Hume's law implies that ethical theories cannot be scientifically justified, he has not shown that the law implies moral skepticism (pp.
Yesterday, it was the turn of Sealed By Fate, Darwin Tower and Hume's Law, in a 0-75 classified stakes, also at York and, on Monday, Hume's Law could make a quick reappearance in a Class C conditions race at Ayr, along with Denise Best, Spur Of Gold and Laund View Leona.
Compare this not only with the talentless Laund View Leona's earnings, but also with those of Hume's Law, who, off a rating of 45, could be giving Peaceful Paradise 5lb on Monday.
HUME'S LAW kept up Terry Herbert-Jackson's good run at Beverley and now the lucky owner is looking towards Romantic Myth continuing the sequence in the pounds 125,000 Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on Saturday.
Hume's Law got the better of Amelia inside the final furlong and kept going under John Carroll to hold off the fast-finishing Once Removed by a neck in the Turnstile Maiden Auction Stakes.
Arnhart's critical defense of his position and by extension evolutionary naturalism in general is one of the best features of his book, but his attempt to disprove the "common interpretation" of Hume's law, to demonstrate that there is no "unbridgeable gap between is and ought," that "moral values" can be derived from "natural facts" (pp.
In dozens of assessable entries, suitable for readers intending further scholarly investigation, Merrill not only explains everything from Hume's law to his "fork.
Simon Dow's filly can go one better after getting beaten by the draw when making rapid late headway to chase home Hume's Law at Beverley last time.
Even many of those who propose Darwinian theories of ethics accept the fact/value dichotomy: "The very last thing the Darwinian wants to do is break Hume's law by denying that there is a genuine 'is/ought' distinction" (Ruse 1986, 251).
Terry Herbert-Jackson, whose colours were carried to victory by Hume's Law in the five-furlong maiden auction at Beverley yesterday, is keeping his fingers tightly crossed that his current good fortune continues at least until the end of this week, writes Tom O'Ryan.
Herbert-Jackson shares Hume's Law with Terry Holdcroft, and the same two men also own Queen Mary winner Romantic Myth, who goes for the Wetherbys Super Sprint at Newbury on Saturday.