Hume's observation on natural law does not show that there is or must be an unbridgeable gap between what is and what ought to be.
Douglas B. Rasmussen
Veatch sees human beings as part of a natural order that is not ultimately constructed by humans but is nonetheless knowable and open to human flourishing.
Douglas B. Rasmussen is Professor of Philosophy, retired, St. John’s University in New York City. He is a Senior Affiliated Scholar at the Institute for Economic Inquiry, Creighton University, Omaha, NE, and a Senior Scholar at the Institute for Economics Studies-Europe. He is coauthor with Douglas J. Den Uyl of the forthcoming The Realist Turn: Repositioning Liberalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020).