Applied Ethics Essay
A. What is applied ethics? 1. So far we have been focused either on normative ethics, which studies what features make something good/bad, an act right/wrong or a trait virtuous or vicious - or metaethics, which studies philosophical questions about the meaning of ethical words, or the nature of ethical facts 2. Applied ethics is a distinct category of ethical philosophy
A. What is applied ethics? 3. Deals with difficult moral questions and controversial moral issues that people actually face in their lives Examples: the moral issues regarding… abortion euthanasia giving to the poor sex before marriage the death penalty gay/lesbian marriage (or other rights) war tactics censorship so-called “white lies” etc.
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D. Arguments for helping the poor 1. From the work of Peter Singer a) Reasons for helping the poor are basically utilitarian b) Far more good can be done with same amount of money if given to relief agency c) Argues that not only is it morally right for someone in a rich nation to donate a sizable percent of income, but it is morally obligatory (it would be wrong not to)
Peter Singer (1946 -