My proposal is that ethics is like an iceberg. The formulated ethics is just the tip of all that which lies under the surfaceall our practical knowledge.

With this proposal as a guide through the varied landscape of ethics this book deals with basic questions like:

What is meant by ethics and morals?

What is the role of theory in ethics?

How are ethical principles related to particular cases?

What it does it mean to be ethically competent?

What is the state of the art in the new research field practical knowledge and what does that open for in further work with ethical questions?

Tore Nordenstam lectured and conducted research at the University of Khartoum for five years in the 1960s. After that, he got a chair of philosophy at the University of Bergen, Norway. He left the university in 1998 in order to devote more time to writing and painting.




The table of contents and introductory chapter here.


Summary of the book in English here.


Cf. Practical Knowledge and Ethics, in AI & Society, Volume 28, Issue 4, 2013, pp. 377-382.