The head of the department is doctor of philosophical sciences, professor Mammadzadeh Ilham Ramiz.

The "Ethics" department was established in 1981. Later in 1989 it was separated, although it had been merged several times. In addition to ethical-methodological issues, the department explores the ethics of civil society in Azerbaijan, the uniqueness of the relationship between civic morality and spiritual values in individual behavior. The scientific works of the department staff and their translation are still reflected in foreign encyclopaedias.