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  1. Applied ethics is the branch of Ethics which investigates the application of our ethical theories and judgments.
  2. Applied ethics is used in determining public policy.
  3. Applied ethics is a discipline of philosophy that attempts to apply ethical theory to real-life situations.
  4. Applied ethics is a relatively new idea.
  5. Applied ethics is a growing, interdisciplinary field dealing with ethical problems in different areas of society.

Applied Ethics

  1. Often, questions of applied ethics take legal or political form before they are interpreted in frameworks of normative ethics.
  2. Casuistry is one such application of case-based reasoning to applied ethics.
  3. But not all questions studied in Applied Ethics concern Public Policy, or at least not directly.


  1. Applied ethics may sometimes coincide with political or social questions but always involves a moral dimension.
  2. For example, animal experimentation is applied ethics because it involves specific controversial everyday behavior.


  1. A common approach in applied ethics is to deal with individual issues on a case-by-case basis.
  2. By far the most common way to approach applied ethics is by resolving individual cases.
  3. Subdisciplines include meta-ethics, value theory, theory of conduct, and applied ethics.
  4. We define "applied ethics" as a combination of ethical and some specialist professional expertise.
  5. These two communities thus seem to disagree on the relevance of meta-ethics (and probably also moral psychology) to applied ethics.

Ethical Theory

  1. One form of applied ethics applies normative ethical theories to specific controversial issues.
  2. Applied ethics, as the name implies, consists of the application of normative ethical theories to practical moral problems (e.g., abortion).
  3. The students will acquire knowledge in both ethical theories and different fields of applied ethics.


  1. Casuistry is a completely different form of applied ethics that is widely used in these cases and by these groups.
  2. Casuistry is a branch of applied ethics.
  3. In practice, it combines concerns of other branches of Applied Ethics, such as business ethics, environmental ethics, professional ethics, and more.
  4. Casuists, like Albert Jonsen and Stephen Toulmin ( The Abuse of Casuistry 1988), challenge the traditional paradigm of applied ethics.
  5. Applied ethics seeks to engage formal ethics in attempts to solve actual dilemmas.


  1. Includes study of applied ethics.
  2. The website includes links to topics such as Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics and Resources (books, videos).


  1. Articles, cases, briefings and dialogue in all areas of applied ethics can be found at this online center.
  2. The Centre for Applied Ethics was created in 1993 by the University of British Columbia's Board of Governors as an interdisciplinary research center.
  3. The Markkula Center for Applied Ethics does not advocate particular positions but seeks to encourage dialogue on the ethical dimensions of current issues.
  4. On March 5, 2002, the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics convened a panel of four Santa Clara University business ethicists to discuss the Enron scandal.
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