Overview – Applied Ethics

Applied ethics takes the ethical theories we studied previously and applies them to practical moral issues.

The syllabus looks at 4 possible ethical applications:


Stealing


Utilitarianism

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Kant’s deontological ethics

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Aristotle’s virtue theory


Simulated killing


Utilitarianism

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Kant’s deontological ethics

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Aristotle’s virtue theory


Eating animals


Utilitarianism

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Kant’s deontological ethics

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Aristotle’s virtue theory


Telling lies


Utilitarianism

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Kant’s deontological ethics

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Aristotle’s virtue theory


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