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Logic and the autonomy of ethics
In every system of morality I have hitherto met with, I have always remark'd that the author proceeds for some time in the ordinary way of reasoning, and establishes the being of a God or makesExpand
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Popper Revisited, or What Is Wrong With Conspiracy Theories?
Conpiracy theories are widely deemed to be superstitious. Yet history appears to be littered with conspiracies successful and otherwise. (For this reason, "cock-up" theories cannot in general replaceExpand
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Negative truths from positive facts
According to the truthmaker theory that we favour, all contingent truths are made true by existing facts or states of affairs. But if that is so, then it appears that we must accept the existence ofExpand
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Conspiracy Theories and the Conventional Wisdom
ABSTRACT Conspiracy theories should be neither believed nor investigated - that is the conventional wisdom. I argue that it is sometimes permissible both to investigate and to believe. Hence this isExpand
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The Is-Ought Problem: An Investigation in Philosophical Logic
Book Information The Is-Ought Problem: An Investigation in Philosophical Logic. By Gerhard Schurz. Kluwer. Dordrecht. 1997. Pp. x + 332. £92.25.
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Nihilism, Nietzsche and the Doppelganger Problem
Nihilism, Nietzsche and the Doppelganger Problem Was Nietzsche a nihilist? Yes, because, like J. L. Mackie, he was an error-theorist about morality, including the elitist morality to which he himselfExpand
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Ought-implies-can: Erasmus Luther and R.M. Hare
A cardinal principle of prescriptivism is that no indicative can be validly derived from a set of imperatives. More correctly: 'No indicative conclusion can be validly drawn from a set of premisesExpand
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Comments on 'Hume's Master Argument'
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Milgram, Method and Morality
Dans les experiences de Milgram, des sujets sont amenes a infliger ce qu'ils croient etre des chocs electriques par obeissance a un homme en blouse blanche. Ceci montre que beaucoup peuvent etreExpand
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Hume on is and ought
Preface and Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors Introduction C.Pigden The Autonomy of Ethics A.N. Prior Professor Prior and the Autonomy of Ethics J.M.Shorter Hume's Own 'Ought' ConclusionsExpand
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