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Applied and Professional Ethics
Linköping University, Department of Culture and Communication, Centre for Applied Ethics. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2012 (English)In: KEMANUSIAAN The Asian Journal of Humanities, ISSN 1394-9330, EISSN 2180-4257, Vol. 19, no 1, 17-33 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The development of applied ethics in recent decades has had great significance for philosophy and society. In this article, I try to characterise this field of philosophical inquiry. I also discuss the relation of applied ethics to social policy and to professional ethics. In the first part, I address the following questions:(1) What is applied ethics?(2) When and why did applied ethics appear?(3) How do we engage in applied ethics? What are the methods?In the second part of the article, I introduce professional ethics. What is professional ethics, and how can one distinguish professional ethics from applied ethics? I argue that the moral content of professional ethics is a result of professional relations. I also argue that professional ethics best can be understood as a type of virtue ethics.

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Georgetown: Universiti Sains Malaysia Press , 2012. Vol. 19, no 1, 17-33 p.
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applied ethics, professional ethics, reflective equilibrium, moral principles, method
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-77721OAI: diva2:528632
Available from: 2012-05-28 Created: 2012-05-28 Last updated: 2012-06-05

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