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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

  • Animalism, Abortion, and a Future Like Ours
    on June 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Marquis’ future-like-ours argument against the morality of abortion assumes animalism—a family of theories according to which we are animals. Such an assumption is theoretically useful for various reasons, e.g., because it provides the theoretical underpinning for a reply to the contraception-abstinence objection. However, the connection between the future-like-ours argument and one popular version of animalism can prove lethal to the former, or so I argue […]

  • Bipolar Obligations, Recognition Respect, and...
    on June 29, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Any complete theory of “what we owe to each other” must be able to adequately accommodate directed or bipolar obligations, that is, those obligations that are owed to a particular individual and in virtue of which another individual stands to be wronged. Bipolar obligations receive their moral importance from their intimate connection to a particular form of recognition respect that we owe to each other: respect of another as a source of valid claims to […]

  • Further Reflections on The Free Will Debate and...
    on June 15, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract In my “The Free Will Debate and Basic Desert,” I argued that against a familiar claim in the free will debate: 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 that earlier paper, I sought a rationale for this claim, offered an explanation of basic desert, and then argued that the free will debate can […]

  • Desert, Free Will, and Our Moral Responsibility...
    on June 13, 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 is […]

  • What Makes the Free Will Debate Substantive?
    on June 10, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Abstract Contrary to what I have contended, Michael McKenna argues that basic desert does not have an essential role in the free will debate. On his alternative construal, what is central is whether our practice of holding morally responsible, and blaming in particular, can be justified, and what notion of free will is required for that justification. Notions distinct from basic desert can ground our practice, and so the free will debate is independent of basic desert. Here I […]

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.