In this collection of the papers on Ethics, Ioanna Kuçuradi clarifies concepts related to Ethics as a philosophical discipline, starting with the term ethics itself. She sketches an approach to and in Ethics as knowledge, not as systems of norms, in the light of which she discusses theoretical problems related to the evaluation and value problem we come across everyday in public life and in politics. As a result of this discussion, which makes obsolete the relativism-absolutism debate, she suggests ways which, if followed, promise to make it possible to overcome some of these problems.
Ioanna Kuçuradi is the founder and chair (1969 - 2003) of the Department of Philosophy and founder and director (1997 - 2005) of the Centre for Research and Application of the Philosophy of Human Rights at Hacettepe University (Ankara). Since 2006 she is member of the Department of Philosophy and director of the Human Rights Centre at Maltepe University (Istanbul). She holds a UNESCO Chair in Philosophy and Human Rights since 1998.