Deriving “Ought” from “Is”
Most philosophers, going back to David Hume, assert that you cannot derive normative statements (saying that you ought or ought not to do something) from descriptive statements (saying that something is or is not the case). I disagree. I have written about the topic before, and recently gave a talk to the Philosophy Club about it. I have posted a video on YouTube, and you can download the presentation itself here: http://www.bmeacham.com/whatswhat/PDF/OughtFromIs1a.pdf. Here is the video:
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