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Chapter 14

PHIL 1200 Chapter 14: Topic 20
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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 1200
Professor
David R.Hampton
Semester
Summer

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lP78R They think that there are moral facts, which are part of human nature/philosophy 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 system o But we can predict it (up to some point) in principle A more negative view: 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 principles can? 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 theories/hypothese
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