They think that there are moral facts, which are part of human
But these facts and their interactions are complicated
This does not mean that was cannot approach them
scientifically, and even make predictions though
A possible telling parallel: the weather is also a very complex
o But we can predict it (up to some point) in principle A more
Maybe ethicsis a matteroftaste, ora matterof social convention
This is, to some extent, the case with beauty, food etc.
Gilbert Harman ~ Ethics and Observation
Harman’s starting question:
Can moral principles be tested and confirmed in the way scientific
Harman examines a proposed moral principles (benefitting more
people is better), and disconfirms it.
This process seems similar to the process followed in sciences, where