Ethics, also known as moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy that addresses questions about morality—that is, concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, virtue and vice, justice and crime, etc.
Major branches of ethics include:
Normative ethics, about the practical means of determining a moral course of action;
Applied ethics, about how moral outcomes can be achieved in specific situations;
Moral psychology, about how moral capacity or moral agency develops and what its nature is;
Descriptive ethics, about what moral values people actually abide by.
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Brit Hume, Chuck Colson, Dr. Robert George and a distinguished panel discuss ethics in
Kirk O. Hanson - executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University
Joseph R. DesJardins - Associate Provost and Academic Dean at the College of St. Benedict and St. John's University in Minnesota