Lecture 8--Deontology-Prima Facie Duties _CTools_

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Deontology:  Prima Facie Duties Lecture 8: Tuesday, 1 Lecture 8: Tuesday, 1 st st  February  February
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What to Conclude? The Too Demanding and Not Demanding  Enough Objections Some utilitarians are happy to bite the bullet But they then must admit that their theory diverges  quite significantly from common-sense morality Some utilitarians/Consequentialists have come up  with numerous modifications of the theory to try  to respond to these objections Do they work??? Note that some of these modifications are quite radical  and move consequentialism closer to deontology
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What to Conclude? Some critics are not at all convinced by the  bullet biting or any of the modifications one might think that all the fancy modifications  utilitarians have to take up just shows that there is  something fundamentally mistaken about their view Perhaps consequences are NOT all that matter  morally
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Families of Moral  Theories 4
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Deontology Deontological normative theory:  any  normative   theory which holds that the right  thing to do is solely or primarily a matter of  what our  duties  are “deon” = duty our duties involve conforming to moral rules or  principles (which are not justified by their  consequences)
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Comparing Deontology and  Consequentialism What do they say about the role of  consequences in morality C:  consequences are all that matter D:  consequences are NOT all that matter Focus on states of affairs vs. moral agency C:  rightness is a matter of bringing about the best  state of affairs D:  rightness is a matter of following certain rules of  morality that hold regardless of the consequences
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