, Volume 28, Issue 4, pp 377–382 | Cite as

Practical knowledge and ethics



Systematic research in the wide field of practical knowledge is a recent phenomenon. In this paper, the approaches which have been developed in the main centres of research into practical knowledge in Norway and Sweden are compared with an emphasis on their potential for revitalizing the study of ethics. The focus on narratives and reflection based on the researcher’s own professional experience which is the distinguishing feature of the centre for practical knowledge at the University of Nordland is seen as a very promising addition to the traditional repertory of ethical studies.


Practical knowledge Skill and technology Ethical theory Applied ethics Multifaceted concepts Examples Reflection Scientific essay Narrative form The role of philosophy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyUniversity of BergenBergenNorway
  2. 2.FyllingsdalenNorway

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