HY0001 Part 4.docx - Question 1 What other moral theory are deontological theories opposed to Explain why Your Answer Firstly to act in the morally

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Question 1: What other moral theory are deontological theories opposed to? Explain why. Your Answer: Firstly to act in the morally right way, people must act from duty. Secondly, it was not the consequences of actions that make them right or wrong but the motives of the person who carries out the action. To act in the morally right way, one must act purely from duty begins with an argument that the highest good in itself and good without qualification. Feedback: Deontological theories stand in opposition to consequentialist theories (or utilitarianism, a kind of consequentialism). While consequentialist theories judge the morality of an action based only on its consequences, deontological theories state the opposite: that the morality of an action does not just depend on its consequences. Question 2: State the name of the philosopher who developed the most influential version of deontological ethics, as well as the name of his or her ultimate standard of morality. Your Answer: Immanuel Kant. Categorical Imperative. Feedback: The most influential version of deontological ethics was developed by philosopher Immanuel Kant. The name of his ultimate standard of morality was the Categorical Imperative. 1 The Principle of Universalizability states that: Choose one of the following answers. An action is morally right if and only if it is a universalizable one. Corr There is no one right or wrong answer in the universe. An action is morally right if and only if everyone universally agrees with it. There is no universe in which we are morally permitted to cheat.
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