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Ekkehart Schlicht

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198292241

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198292244.001.0001

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(p.289) Appendix C Hume's Law

(p.289) Appendix C Hume's Law

On Custom in the Economy

Ekkehart Schlicht

Oxford University Press

‘Hume's Law’, as commonly interpreted, states that ethical judgement cannot be derived from factual judgement. This position would lead to ethical relativism. It is argued that this interpretation is wrong and that factual judgement and ethical judgement are tied together.

Keywords:   ethical relativism, Hume's law, judgement, moral sense, naturalistic fallacy

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