Facts, Values, and Methodology: A New Approach to Ethics

Rodopi, Amsterdam and Atlanta, (1995).

This book makes the case that science is not value-free and that ethics is not fact-free. Hence, ethicists should accommodate empirical work in their programs and take heed of scientific methodologies. The search for a single overarching theory of morality is criticized. Theories have limited payoffs as well as strategic tradeoffs. The general argument of the book is applied to the subject of egoism and altruism in ethics and to case studies involving the environment and psychiatric disorders.