There are three branches of Ethics:

- Applied Ethics = addresses specific ethical questions and problems

- Normative Ethics = examines the rules and principles that guide our behaviour, develops general moral theories: virtue ethics, utilitarianism, consequentialism, etc.

- Meta-Ethics =
what is the meaning of moral statements. Can moral statements be true or false. Are there objective moral facts? Is morality universal or relative? Meta-Ethics does not address specific moral questions and problems, but rather deals conceptual analysis of moral theories.