Hugh LaFollette

in The Oxford Handbook of Practical Ethics

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780199284238
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy


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Practical ethics has only recently come into its own as a sub-discipline within philosophy. This article briefly describes the nature of practical ethics and its major subfields. It presents the theme of this book: This text discusses key issues in practical ethics. In each case the text not only maps the conceptual territory, but actively explores the landscape. The plan is to provide a book that gives a sense of the main moves and main participants in the relevant debate, while also advancing that debate.

Keywords: practical ethics; theoretical debates; sub-discipline; conceptual knowledge; applied ethics; moral understanding

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Subjects: Philosophy ; Moral Philosophy

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