Hume on practical reasoning (Treatise 463-469)

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Humanities
Department Philosophy
Creator Millgram, Elijah
Title Hume on practical reasoning (Treatise 463-469)
Date 1997
Description The claim that " 'is' does not entail 'ought'" is so closely associated with Hume that it has been called 'Hume's Law'.1 The interpretation of the passage in Hume's Treatise of Human Nature that is the locus classicus of the claim is controversial. But the passage is preceded by three main bodies of argument, and, on the working assumption that the passage in question is closely connected to the argumentation that leads up to it, I will here examine the third of these, running from T 463:7 to 469:18.2 While interpretations have differed from one another, they have agreed in attributing to Hume uncharacteristically weak arguments.
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Publisher S.H. Bergman Centre for Philosophical Studies
First Page 463
Last Page 469
Subject Morality; Human Nature; Deductive
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Millgram, E. (1997). Hume on practical reasoning (Treatise 463-469). Iyyun, the Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly, 46, 235-65. July
Rights Management (c) S.H. Bergman Centre for Philosophical Studies
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