Philosophy Index

Ethics

Ethics or moral philosophy is the branch of philosophy concerned with human conduct and its moral value.

There are generally three branches of ethics:

  • Meta-ethics, which is concerned with questions about what whether or not morality exists, and what it consists of if it does;
  • Normative ethics, which is concerned with how moral values should be developed; and
  • Applied ethics, which deals with how moral values can be applied to specific cases.