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Unformatted text preview: doing so would produce the greatest benefit? Deontology (Kant)-Human beings have an intrinsic moral value (dignity) that ought to be respected)-Intrinsic value and rightness (as opposed to extrinsic) Rights derive from each individual’s status as human being and are therefore universal:-Cannot be violated even if they produce the most overall good Kant: Moral laws command categorically: “Always tell the truth.” (not hypothetically: “If …, then…) Virtue Ethics Against utilitarians and deontologists:-These doctrines are both universal: they seek to develop a single moral standard for all human societies-They focus on the individual – on individual wellbeing and individual rights-They ignore the social structure of human life Human beings should strive for excellence....
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course PHIL 304 taught by Professor Roddy during the Summer '07 term at University of Texas.
- Summer '07