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You Can’t Derive an “Ought” Without an “Is”

Why truth and science are essential to morality

Anyone who’s ever taken an introduction to philosophy class has heard about the naturalistic fallacy. That’s the idea that you can’t just say something is right or good simply because it’s natural.

Sometimes the idea is referred to as Hume’s Guillotine, after the Scottish philosopher…



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Dustin Arand

Lawyer turned stay-at-home dad. I write about philosophy, culture, and law. Author of the book “Truth Evolves”. Top writer in History, Culture, and Politics.