Graduate studies at Western
Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (4):407-417 (2011)
|Abstract||A standard view in ethics is that ethical issues concern a different range of human concerns than does politics. This essay goes beyond the long-standing dispute about the extent to which applied ethics needs a commitment to ethical theory. It argues that regardless of the outcome of that dispute, applied ethics, because it presumes something about the nature of authority, rests upon and is implicated in political theory. After internalist and externalist accounts of applied ethics are described, “mixed” approaches are considered that contain inevitable political dimensions. A feminist alternative, Walker’s metaethic of responsibility, shows that authority is best understood as relational and that situations of unequal power are therefore often the places where applied ethics arises. Furthermore, in a democratic society, commitments to democracy should shape the account of authority, and, thus, the nature of applied ethics as well|
|Keywords||Authority Applied ethics Responsibility Theory|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
Similar books and articles
Fritz Allhoff (2011). What Are Applied Ethics? Science and Engineering Ethics 17 (1):1-19.
Hans-Johann Glock (2011). Doing Good by Splitting Hairs? Analytic Philosophy and Applied Ethics. Journal of Applied Philosophy 28 (3):225-240.
Onora O'neill (2009). Applied Ethics: Naturalism, Normativity and Public Policy. Journal of Applied Philosophy 26 (3):219-230.
Bonnie Steinbock (2013). How has Philosophical Applied Ethics Progressed in the Past Fifty Years? Metaphilosophy 44 (1-2):58-62.
Torbjörn Tännsjö (2011). Applied Ethics. A Defence. Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 14 (4):397-406.
J. N. Kanyua Mugambi & David W. Lutz (eds.) (2012). Applied Ethics in Religion and Culture: Contextual and Global Challenges. Action Publishers.
R. G. Frey & Christopher Heath Wellman (eds.) (2003). A Companion to Applied Ethics. Blackwell Pub..
David M. Rosenthal & Fadlou Shehadi (eds.) (1988). Applied Ethics and Ethical Theory. University of Utah Press.
Seumas Miller (2009). Research in Applied Ethics: Problems and Perspectives. Philosophia 37 (2):185-201.
Munyaradzi Felix Murove (ed.) (2009). African Ethics: An Anthology of Comparative and Applied Ethics. University of Kwazulu-Natal Press.
Daniel A. Moros, Rosamond Rhodes, Bernard Baumrin & James J. Strain (1987). Thinking Critically in Medicine and its Ethics: Relating Applied Science and Applied Ethics. Journal of Applied Philosophy 4 (2):229-243.
Ronald R. Sims & Serbrenia J. Sims (1991). Increasing Applied Business Ethics Courses in Business School Curricula. Journal of Business Ethics 10 (3):211 - 219.
Joseph P. DeMarco, Richard M. Fox & Michael D. Bayles (eds.) (1986). New Directions in Ethics: The Challenge of Applied Ethics. Routledge & K. Paul.
Archie J. Bahm (1982). Teaching Ethics Without Ethics to Teach. Journal of Business Ethics 1 (1):43 - 47.
Added to index2011-06-11
Total downloads19 ( #71,234 of 722,947 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #61,087 of 722,947 )
How can I increase my downloads?