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Ethics Updates (Lawrence Hinman, University of San Diego)
Ethics Portal (Wikipedia)


ethics : the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral duty and obligation — Webster See also Dictionary of Philosophical Terms & Names (Philosophy Pages), Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary


Roget’s II (, Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords


Ethics investigates the questions “What is the best way for people to live?” and “What actions are right or wrong in particular circumstances?” In practice, ethics seeks to resolve questions of human morality, by defining concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime. As a field of intellectual enquiry, moral philosophy also is related to the fields of moral psychology, descriptive ethics, and value theory. — Wikipedia (Categories, Index of articles)

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Ethics
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy


Introduction to Ethics (Academy of Ideas)


Outline of Ethics (Wikipedia)


WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo



A History of Ethics YouTube Channel (Thought Academy)

Studies in the History of Ethics
History of Ethics (Open Site)
History of Ethics (Wikipedia)


Quotations Page


WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library


Ethics (Leslie E. Sponsel, Oxford Bibliographies)
Ethics Web Ring




Philosophy 160: Introduction to Ethics (Ben Eggleston, University of Kansas)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources



Society for Applied Philosophy
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
British Society for Ethical Theory
American Philosophical Association


The Journal of Ethics: An International Philosophical Review
Journal of Applied Philosophy
Ethics Journals (Peter King)




Ethics and Values Studies Program (National Science Foundation)




The Philosophical Lexicon (Daniel Dennett and Asbjørn Steglich-Petersen)
The Causes of death of philosophers
Uxbridge Dictionary of Philosophy (Hugh Mellor)
Philosophical Humor (David Chalmers, Philosophy Pages)


OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form


Song Lyrics




Latest Results for The Journal of Ethics The latest content available from Springer

  • Coercion as a Pro Tanto Wrong: A Moderately...
    on September 11, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract I defend one way of solving the Impermissibility Problem—that is, the problem that on moralized approaches to coercion, coerciveness and permissibility are mutually exclusive. This brings up intuitive difficulties for cases such as taxation, which seem to be both coercive and permissible. I gloss three popular theories of coercion—the moralized baseline, nonmoralized baseline, and enforcement approaches—and conclude that only the nonmoralized […]

  • Why Compatibilists Must Be Internalists
    on September 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Some compatibilists are internalists (or structuralists). On their view, whether an agent is morally responsible for an action depends only on her psychological structure at that time (and not, say, on how she came to have that structure). Other compatibilists are externalists (or historicists). On their view, an agent’s history (how she came to be a certain way) can make a difference as to whether or not she is morally responsible. In response to worries about […]

  • Promising as Doxastic Entrustment
    on September 6, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract I present a novel way to think about promising: Promising as Doxastic Entrustment. The main idea is that promising is inviting another to entrust her belief to you, and that taking a promiser’s word is freely choosing to accept this invitation. I explicate this through considering the special kind of reason for belief issued by a promiser: a reason whose rational status depends both on the will of the promiser to provide it, and on the will of the promisee to […]

  • The Free Will Debate and Basic Desert
    on September 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract A familiar claim in the free will debate is that the freedom in dispute between compatibilists and incompatibilists is limited to the type required for an agent to deserve blame for moral wrongdoing, and to deserve it in a sense that is basic. In this paper, I seek a rationale for this claim, offer an explanation of basic desert, and then argue that the free will debate can persist even when divorced from basic desert.

  • Desert, Free Will, and Our Moral Responsibility...
    on September 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract In this paper, I assess a challenging argument made by McKenna (J Ethical Theory, 2019) that free will might be important in justifying our moral responsibility practices even if free will is not important insofar as it is required for desert of blame and praise. I offer an alternative picture, according to which while we can justify our practices of moral responsibility in terms that appeal to free will without using terms that explicitly appeal to desert, desert […]

Wiley: Journal of Applied Philosophy: Table of Contents Table of Contents for Journal of Applied Philosophy. List of articles from both the latest and EarlyView issues.