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Author(s): PATTYN, Bart
Journal: Ethical Perspectives
Volume: 4 Issue: 2 Date: July 1997
Not all classically trained pphilosophers are enchanted by the success of 'applied ethics'. Many among them are somewhat suspicious that the tendency towardfurther specialization will divert attention away from more fundamental ethical problems. This suspicion is reinforced by the fact that the world of medicine, technology, politic and economics demands ready-made ethical answers, not to mention the fact that the sponsoring, subsidies and grants for research which respond to this demand are significantly larger than for research in classical moral philosophy. Such external influences on the ethical agenda are seen by many ethicists and philosophers as an encroachment on a more objective determination of academic relevant concerns.