Author(s): Gilbert Harman and Judith Jarvis Thomson
Do moral questions have objective answers? In this great debate,Gilbert Harman explains and argues for relativism, emotivism, andmoral scepticism. In his view, moral disagreements are likedisagreements about what to pay for a house; there are no correctanswers ahead of time, except in relation to one or another moralframework. Independently, Judith Jarvis Thomson examines what she takes tobe the case against moral objectivity, and rejects it; she arguesthat it is possible to find out the correct answers to some moralquestions. In her view, some moral disagreements are likedisagreements about whether the house has a ghost. Harman and Thomson then reply to each other. This important,lively accessible exchange will be invaluable to all students ofmoral theory and meta-ethics.