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Moral Theories Origins of Ethical Beliefs Authority Culture Emotion Intuition Reason Moral Theories Groups of moral principles that are systematically related. Origin of the term ‘theory’: from the Greek word theoria meaning a looking at, viewing, beholding, or observing. In its scientific use concepts are defined and understood in relationship to one another. Moral theories are similar – they provide a means of unifying a wide range of moral concerns. Types of Moral Theories Consequentialism Non consequentialism
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Types of Consequentialism Egoism Utilitarianism Consequentialism Key Terms Consequentialim – moral theories that base morality on the consequences, results, or outcomes of behavior. Egoism Standard View – the moral theory that emphasizes the perceived self interest of the agent, usually in the long term, even at the expense of others if necessary.
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