Ethical Theory and Moral Practice

, 14:397

Applied Ethics. A Defence

Authors

    • Department of PhilosophyUniversity of Stockholm
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10677-011-9293-8

Cite this article as:
Tännsjö, T. Ethic Theory Moral Prac (2011) 14: 397. doi:10.1007/s10677-011-9293-8

Abstract

Given a reasonable coherentist view of justification in ethics, applied ethics, as here conceived of, cannot only guide us, in our practical decisions, but also provide moral understanding through explanation of our moral obligations. Furthermore, applied ethics can contribute to the growth of knowledge in ethics as such. We put moral hypotheses to crucial test in individual cases. This claim is defended against the challenges from moral intuitionism and particularism.

Keywords

Considered intuitions Cognitive psychotherapy Intuitionism Particularism Theory in ethics

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