HUM 300 M2D1-Heroic or Villainous Decisions.docx - M2D1 Heroic or Villainous Decisions Two types of ethical decisions are deontological and teleological

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M2D1: Heroic or Villainous Decisions Two types of ethical decisions are deontological and teleological decisions. Deontological decisions are decisions that individuals make considering whether that specific action they are committing is good or not. Deontology is based on rules and being good. In the article What makes moral dilemma judgments "utilitarian" or "deontological"?,” the author states“ the principle of deontology emphasizes the situation-independent status of moral norms ( rule-based morality ),” (Gawronski & Beer, 2017). If you had the decision to kill one person or five people, the deontological decision would be to kill one person because you are only killing one, instead of five. In the same situation, the teleological decision would be to consider all of the options, understand the consequences and make a decision based on outcome. If the one person was a genius that could potentially save the world with their next invention and the five people were just normal people, the teleological decision would be to kill the five people.
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