AT Deontology[1]

AT Deontology[1] - A/T Deontology 1) Everyone deserves...

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A/T Deontology 1) Everyone deserves equal due since there are no morally relevant distinctions between persons. Utility respects equal due by treating everyone’s interests as one and no one’s interests as more than one. Deontology lets individuals claim inviolable rights in the face of a collective interest, which unfairly allocates due. 2) Side-constraints are meaningless without tangible benefits. My right to free speech means nothing if I am not in the proper physical state to exercise it, so ensuring basic needs always comes before side constraints. 3) If everyone has equal worth, then society collectively has more worth than any one individual, since society transitively assumes the worth of those who compose it. Therefore to respect the worth of persons we must first look to the general good of society. 4) Claims to inviolability contradict and there is no way to resolve them. My inviolable right to blast music contradicts your inviolable right to enjoy peace and quiet. There is no way to resolve this conflict, so deontology is not
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This note was uploaded on 01/09/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Trelawney during the Spring '10 term at Colby-Sawyer.

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