Arnold Berleant deposited Ethics and Science: Some Normative Facts and a Conclusion on Humanities Commons 2 years, 4 months ago
The assessment of normative issues must begin by examining basic human needs. Judgments do not create values but only recognize them. Such factual knowledge enables us to determine policy and guide actions, and the human sciences can contribute by identifying such structural universals. This can underlie efforts to establish moral beliefs and practices in addition to social institutions that promote fulfilling those needs.