I might be very wrong in my judgment here, so correct me if I'm wrong, that's just what I'm getting from reading and hearing the every-day talk about philosophy (news, small talks, etc).
It seems as though philosophy nowadays (namely from the 20th, maybe even the 19th century) has been mainly focused on ethics* - we see many popular philosophers from the 20th century that were talking almost exclusively on ethics, and I see it every now and then when newspapers talks about philosophy - they always seem to talk about philosophy as an ethics department, with emphasis on topics such as ethics of AI, vegetarianism and more.
Now, I'm not sure if it's just me or is it actually what's happening, that the majority** of philosophical research is being done in the ethical aspects, or that it's just what the news are getting because people don't usually take interest in other philosophical topics (although it seems that from the wide range of philosophical blogs on the internet nowadays, people are indeed interested in them)?
If I'm being more accurate, the question would be: has ethics became the most important topic in philosophy, in the eyes of the public? And moreover, because the public usually sees the major works that are being published, that would mean that the majority of the works in philosophy nowadays are on ethics, right? (or maybe it always were?)
To not make this a dull "yes or no" question, I'd like to add that I also want to know why if the answer is "yes".
[Note - wasn't sure about the tags, welcome to edit.]
*ethics- meaning ethics in every relation, be that ethics of some scientific subject, or ethics of humanities in general.
**majority- please note that by majority I definitely don't mean most important!