Ethics, as a branch of Philosophy, has multi-dimensions. It can be applied in many fields like environment, cyberspace, public sphere, international relations and so on. To understand the dimensions of ethics, we need to first understand the branches of ethics.
Dimensions of Ethics (Branches of Ethics)
Ethics is divided into four main branches. They are:
- Meta-Ethics (Ethics about Ethics)
- Prescriptive Ethics (Normative Ethics) – which is again divided into Deontological Ethics, Teleological Ethics, and Virtue Ethics.
- Descriptive Ethics (Comparative Ethics)
- Applied Ethics – again divided into Bio-ethics, Cyber Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Personal Ethics, Professional Ethics, Public Ethics, International Ethics and so on.
You may note that the most practical branch of ethics is Applied Ethics. Most of the dimensions (features) of ethics are discussed in the perspective of Applied Ethics.
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Pankaj kumar says
Nice Explaination Sir!!
Existentialism is what type of ethics?
John Rawls theory is what type of ethics?
Taoism is what type of theory?
i have a problem, and i want ask something on this topic who relative to cast my father belongs to hindu religion and my mother belongs to muslim religion so i want to know that which category should be chosen by me,
option is SC or GER WHICH ONE WILL BE WELL
PLEASE SIR REPLY JARUR DENA MUJHE UPSC EXAM DENA h
, i am so confuse
SC category according to me is better