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A Humean Argument for the Land Ethic?

Y.S. Lo

Environmental Values 10(2001): 523-539. doi: 10.3197/096327101129340949

This article examines an allegedly Humean solution provided by J. Baird Callicott to the problem of the is/ought dichotomy. It also examines an allegedly Humean argument provided by him for the land ethic's summary moral precept. It concludes that neither the solution nor the argument is Humean or cogent.


KEYWORDS: Hume, Callicott, is/ought dichotomy, the land ethic

REFERENCES to other articles in Environmental Values:

Poverty, Puritanism and Environmental Conflict. Andrew Brennan

Non-Humean Holism, Un-Humean Holism Y.S. Lo

CITATIONS in other Environmental Values articles:

Non-Humean Holism, Un-Humean Holism Y.S. Lo

Vol.10, No.2, May 2001

The Moral Worth of Creatures: Neo-Classical Metaphysics and the Value Theories of Rolston and Callicott. Francisco Benzoni


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