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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

  • The Ethics and Economics of Middle Class Romance
    on October 11, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Abstract This article shows the philosophical kinship between Adam Smith and Mary Wollstonecraft on the subject of love. Though the two major 18th century thinkers are not traditionally brought into conversation with each other, Wollstonecraft and Smith share deep moral concerns about the emerging commercial society. As the new middle class continues to grow along with commerce, vanity becomes an ever more common vice among its members. But a vain person is preoccupied with […]

  • The Ethical Potential of Love in the Wake of...
    on October 11, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Abstract The myth that sexual violence is perpetrated by strangers in dark alleyways has long since been debunked; the vast majority of sexual assaults are committed by someone known to the victim. This article examines how individuals and communities nevertheless experience epistemic and moral barriers when reacting to reports of sexual violence levelled against community members, friends, and loved ones. Love can, for example, cloud our moral and […]

  • Silencing, Psychological Conflict, and the...
    on October 7, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Abstract According to many virtue ethicists, one of Aristotle’s important achievements was drawing a clear, qualitative distinction between the character traits of temperance (sophrosyne) and self-control (enkrateia). In an influential series of papers, John McDowell has argued that a clear distinction between temperance (or virtue, in general) and self-control can be maintained only if one claims that, for the virtuous individual (but not for the self-controlled), […]

  • Non-Naturalism and Reasons-Firstism: How to Solve...
    on September 24, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Abstract A core tenet of metanormative non-naturalism is that genuine or robust normativity—i.e., the kind of normativity that is characteristic of moral requirements, and perhaps also of prudential, epistemic and even aesthetic requirements—is metaphysically special in a way that rules out naturalist analyses or reductions; on the non-naturalist view, the normative is sui generis and metaphysically discontinuous with the natural (or descriptive or non-normative). […]

  • ‘Defensive Escalations’
    on September 22, 2021 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Defence cases with an escalatory structure, in which the levels of violence between aggressor and defender start out as minor and then become major, even lethal, raise sharp problems for defence theory, and for our understanding of the conditions of defence: proportionality, necessity, and imminence. It is argued here that defenders are not morally required to withdraw from participation in these cases, and that defensive escalations do not offend against any of 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.