chapter  10
Knowledge, science, convergence
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Very often discussions of objectivity come into moral philosophy from an interest

in comparing ethical beliefs with knowledge and claims to truth of other kinds, for

instance with scientific beliefs. Here a conception of objectivity is naturally

associated with such questions as what can make ethical beliefs true, and whether

there is any ethical knowledge. It is in this field of comparisons that various

distinctions between fact and value are located.