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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

  • Two Visions of Welfare
    on May 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract In earlier work I defended Intrinsic Attitudinal Hedonism—a view about what makes for individual personal welfare. On this view, a person’s level of welfare is entirely determined by the amounts of intrinsic attitudinal pleasure and pain he or she takes in things. The view seems to run into trouble in cases involving individuals who take their pleasure in disgusting, immoral things; and in cases involving individuals who take their pleasure in things that […]

  • Pereboom’s Defense of...
    on April 24, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Pereboom’s defense of deliberation-compatibilism is the most elaborate and most sophisticated current attempt to defend this position. In this paper, I have provided a careful, and open-minded assessment of that defense. The conclusion that emerged is that it is subject to an important objection that leaves him with no explanation of the relevant difference between a scenario in which it would irrational for an agent to deliberate what to do, and a scenario the […]

  • On Rights of Inheritance and Bequest
    on April 23, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract What attitude would a just state take to the inheritance of property? Would confiscatory taxes on the estate of the deceased be morally acceptable, or would they represent some kind of wrong? While there is a good amount of political philosophical scholarship that considers the desirability of inheritance tax, there appears to be little that has considered it from the perspective of rights theory, asking what kind of thing a right to bequeath or to inherit would be, […]

  • Moral Disagreement and Arational Convergence
    on April 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Smith (The Moral Problem, 1994) has argued that moral realism need not be threatened by apparent moral disagreement. One reason he gives is that moral debate has tended to illicit convergence in moral views. From here, he argues inductively that current disagreements will likely be resolved on the condition that each party is rational and fully informed. The best explanation for this phenomenon, Smith argues, is that there are mind-independent moral facts that humans […]

  • Public Reason and Abortion: Was Rawls Right After...
    on March 1, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract In ‘Public Reason and Prenatal Moral Status’ (2015), Jeremy Williams argues that the ideal of Rawlsian public reason commits its devotees to the radically permissive view that abortion ought to be available with little or no qualification throughout pregnancy. This is because the only (allegedly) political value that favours protection of the foetus for its own sake—the value of ‘respect for human life’—turns out not to be a […]

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