What Are Applied Ethics?

Francis Allhoff

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the relationships that various applied ethics bear to each other, both in particular disciplines and more generally. The introductory section lays out the challenge of coming up with such an account and, drawing a parallel with the philosophy of science, offers that applied ethics may either be unified or disunified. The second section develops one simple account through which applied ethics are unified, vis-a'-vis ethical theory. However, this is not taken to be a satisfying answer, for reasons explained. In the third section, specific applied ethics are explored: biomedical ethics; business ethics; environmental ethics; and neuroethics. These are chosen not to be comprehensive, but rather for their traditions or other illustrative purposes. The final section draws together the results of the preceding analysis and defends a disunity conception of applied ethics.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-19
    Number of pages19
    JournalScience and Engineering Ethics
    Volume17
    Issue number1
    Early online date2010
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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