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Unformatted text preview: 2. The four domains of ethical assessment are action, consequences, character, and motive. Actions can be viewed as obligatory, wrong, or permissible. Deontological theories are focused on the action domain, as they believe that telling truth should be done in all cases. Consequences focuses on the outcome of a given action. Theories focused on the consequences or outcomes are teleological. The character domain examines the virtue of the person doing the action. His demeanor is a large factor in determining whether his action is right or wrong. Motive examines a person's specific reasons for doing things, and is a relevant factor in evaluating moral assessments....
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