Hume's law

/ (hjuːmz) /

noun

the philosophical doctrine that an evaluative statement cannot be derived from purely factual premises, often formulated as: one can't derive an "ought" from an "is"See also naturalistic fallacy

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Word Origin for Hume's law

named after David Hume
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