Trends in Logic

The Is-Ought Problem

An Investigation in Philosophical Logic

Authors: Schurz, G.

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Can OUGHT be derived from IS? This book presents an investigation of this time-honored problem by means of alethic-deontic predicate logic. New in this study is the leitmotif of relevance: is-ought inferences indeed exist, but they are all irrelevant in a precise logical sense. New proof techniques establish this result for very broad classes of logics. A profound philosophical analysis of is-ought bridge principles supplements the logical study. The final results imply incisive limitations for the justifiability of ethics as opposed to empirical science.

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`... anyone interested in deontic logic should benefit from the insights of this book. ... the work is clearly written and excellently edited.'
History and Philosophy of Logic, 19 (1998)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Philosophical Background and Program of the Study

    Schurz, Gerhard

    Pages 1-32

  • The Logical Background: a.d.1-Logics

    Schurz, Gerhard

    Pages 33-67

  • The Logical Explication of Hume’ s Thesis

    Schurz, Gerhard

    Pages 68-84

  • The General Hume Thesis GH

    Schurz, Gerhard

    Pages 85-103

  • The Special Hume Thesis SH

    Schurz, Gerhard

    Pages 104-127

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Is-Ought Problem
Book Subtitle
An Investigation in Philosophical Logic
Authors
Series Title
Trends in Logic
Series Volume
1
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-3375-5
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-3375-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-4410-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-4795-3
Series ISSN
1572-6126
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 332
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