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Research in Applied Ethics: Problems and Perspectives

Miller, Seumas


The last few decades have seen a dramatic increase in concern with matters of ethics in all areas of public life. This 'applied turn' in ethics raises important issues not only of focus, but also of methodology. Sometimes a moral end or moral feature is designed into an institution or technology; sometimes a morally desirable outcome is the fortuitous, but unintended, consequence of an institutional arrangement or technological invention. If designing-in ethics is the new methodological...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Philosophia: philosophical quarterly of Israel
DOI: 10.1007/s11406-008-9128-6


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