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In the history of moral and ethical studies, there has never been a field of "ethical philosophy". In this paper, I shall show that, in addition to other moral fields, such a field is both possible and desirable. Researchers in moral issues (in ethics, moral philosophy, history of ethics and the like) have largely focused on looking "into ethics" in a philosophical, historical or whatever way. In "ethical philosophy", however, we must look "with ethics" in a philosophical way, that is, "we should look at the reality with ethics, contemplating the realities in a philosophical and theoretical manner, expressing them with a philosophical language." In ethical philosophy, moral look lies at the horizon of contemplation and philosophical language, and it is in this respect that we might call it "ethical philosophy", that is "a philosophy based on ethics", rather than just ethics or moral philosophy. Generally, we might say that ethical studies are in the following types: (i) pre-ethical (such as meta-ethics and normative ethics) or (ii) ethical (such as ethics, moral psychology, and moral anthropology) or (iii) post-ethical (such as applied ethics). Ethical philosophy is a general, philosophical (rather than applied and particular) study of a post-ethical character.