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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

  • Moral Responsibility, Alternative Possibilities,...
    on January 15, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Frankfurt-style cases (FSCs) have famously served as counterexamples to the Principle of Alternative Possibilities (PAP). The fine-grained version of the flicker defense has become one of the most popular responses to FSCs. Proponents of this defense argue that there is an alternative available to all agents in FSCs such that the cases do not show that PAP is false. Specifically, the agents could have done otherwise than decide on their own, and this available […]

  • Scanlon Against Desertist Theories of Justice
    on January 15, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Abstract In his 2018 book Why Does Inequality Matter? T. M. Scanlon discusses the question how significant differences of economic advantage can be justified. He surveys a variety of possible justifications. In Chapter 8—‘Desert’—he focuses on the idea that a desertist theory of justice might attempt to justify such differences in certain cases by claiming that those who have more in those cases deserve to have more; while those who have less deserve to have less. […]

  • The Problem of State Territorial Obligations
    on December 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Abstract This article argues, first, that there is an unappreciated and difficult problem of explaining why states have positive obligations to perform certain actions—such as providing minimum protection—for all those persons in their territories and, second, that one possible solution is to locate the source of the obligations in the political power that states assume over their territories. The article analyzes the principal, superficially plausible accounts of state […]

  • Beyond the Moral Influence Theory? A Critical...
    on December 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Abstract This paper repudiates Manuel Vargas’s attempt to supplant the traditional moral influence theory of responsibility (MIT) with his ‘agency cultivation model’ (ACM). By focusing on fostering responsiveness to moral considerations, ACM purports to avoid the chief pitfalls of MIT. However, I contend that ACM is far less distinctive than it initially appears and so possesses all of MIT’s defects. I also assail Vargas’s counterfactual test for assessing whether […]

  • Guilt, Desert, Fittingness, and the Good
    on December 1, 2020 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Desert-realists maintain that those who do wrong without an excuse deserve blame. Desert-skeptics deny this, holding that though we may be responsible for our actions in some sense, we lack the kind of responsibility needed to deserve blame. In two recent papers, Randolph Clarke (Philosophical Explorations 16:153–164, 2013 and Journal of Ethics 20:121–137, 2016) advances an innovative defense of desert-realism. He argues for deserved-guilt, the thesis that the […]

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.