How far can Hume's is-ought thesis be generalized?

  title={How far can Hume's is-ought thesis be generalized?},
  author={Gerhard Schurz},
  journal={J. Philosophical Logic},
Hume’s famous is-ought thesis (cf. Hume, 1739/40, p. 469) saying that nothing about what ought (or ought not) to be the case can be deduced from what is (or is not) the case, was the object of a continuing philosophical debate, without leading to agreement (cf. Hudson, 1969). Since in the last decades exact systems of modal alethic and deontic logic have been developed, it should be expected that more precise and less vulnerable statements on the truth or falsity of Hume’s thesis in… CONTINUE READING

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