118 Deontology

118 Deontology - Deontology Any moral theory that claims...

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Deontology Any moral theory that claims that moral norms do not exclusively derive from how much good our actions produce. Other considerations Options : The duty to help others is not open ended. After a certain point, morality permits us to devote our resources to our own happiness. Special relationships : These create obligations that can over-ride doing to action that creates the most good. Constraints : There is general obligation not to cause harm that can over-ride an obligation to create more good. There is an asymmetrical relationship between intentionally harming another and other kinds of consequences. Deontology and consequentialism Deontology relies on one or several of these considerations as fundamental rationales for moral norms other than or in addition to producing good consequences. A consequentialist might reply that the considerations above are good rules of thumb but the ultimate rationale for following them is that more good is done by doing so than by calculating what will maximize utility. Is this a plausible claim? Version of Deontology
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course PHL 118 taught by Professor Garyfulle during the Fall '11 term at Central Mich..

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118 Deontology - Deontology Any moral theory that claims...

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