KANTIAN ETHICS

KANTIAN ETHICS - KANTIAN ETHICS Deontology: an ethics that...

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KANTIAN ETHICS Deontology: an ethics that recognizes constraints. An ethics that admits that some actions and/or ways of treating others are always prohibited (regardless of circumstance, consequences, etc.) Kantian deontology: ethical theory that states that acts are morally correct when they are done for the sake of duty, acts are morally permissible when they do not violate a duty, and rational respect for duty is the focal point of ethics. Deontos (Greek participle, from the verb for “to be necessary/to be required/to be done”): duty, obligation. Kant thought that all rational agents (humans and perhaps other creatures) had moral obligations to act in certain ways. He also thought that we all have rational access to these obligations. In other words, we all have the innate capacity to recognize via reason what is morally required of us and what is morally prohibited. Perfect duty: Kant’s term for a duty that must be obeyed at all times. There is never a situation in which this duty may be ignored. All other obligations are subordinate to it.
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