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Topic: Applied ethics

Applied ethics is the study of how moral norms and principles can be applied to specific, real-world situations and dilemmas.

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The podcast episodes discuss various aspects of applied ethics, exploring how ethical principles can be applied to concrete situations and issues.

For example, the episode on Philippa Foot examines her work on the famous 'Trolley Problem' and other applied ethics discussions around euthanasia. The episode on Antipater the Ethicist focuses on applying Stoic ethical teachings to everyday practical situations. And the episode on Scott Hershovitz considers the relationship between law and morality in the context of real-world issues like slavery and abortion.

These episodes illustrate how applied ethics involves grappling with the complexities of translating moral theories into practical guidance and decision-making.

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