The paper aims at a proper articualtion of the concept of "applied ethics". It also tries to determine the conceptual means and cathegories required for its explication and understanding. The author sees the modern apllied ethics as a theory of morals of particular social dimensions and activities, a theory wanting to put in practice all ethical principles, which is a unity of theorethical and practical ethics, as well as of justification and application. It is a specific reflection of morals and a selfreflection as well. Its nature is interdisciplinary: it is the integrated knowledge, which makes its further development possible.