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Applied ethics is one of three major branches in ethics. It concerns how to apply ethical theories (i.e. normative ethics) in real-world situations. Examples of branches in applied ethics include animal ethics, business ethics, and environmental ethics. In brief, applied ethics is ethics in practice; most of its well-known branches are hotly debated social issues, and fresh branches develop as society encounters new ethical dilemmas.
An investigation into animal ethics, how it's approached, the big issues in the area, the ideas of Peter Singer, and the application of normative ethical theories (e.g. natural law, situation ethics, and virtue ethics) to the issues involved.
An investigation into environmental ethics, how it's approached, the big issues and debates in the area, the ideas of key thinkers (e.g. James Lovelock and Arne Næss), and the legal, social, and religious perspectives on the issues involved.
Normative ethics is one of three major branches in ethics. It involves the creation of different ethical theories, which are concerned with determining and outlining moral principles to guide people's lives. Examples of normative ethical theories include divine command theory, situation ethics, and utilitarianism. In brief, normative ethics is all about working out what rules people should live their lives by.