approaches to ethics

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Approaches to Deliberation Philosophical Psychological Behavioral/Moral Action
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Philosophy Teleology ( Utilitarianism) Mills/Bentham Greatest Good/Greatest Number Problems: “The tyranny of the majority”: minority group misrepresented. Make decisions that will inconvenience the fewest # of people. Deontology Search for/Use of Universal rules Focus on what’s “right,” not implications Critical Theory Critical of current social systems; seeks social transformation; class struggle, etc Marxist, Feminist Post-Modernist Pragmatic Resolve dilemmas by “inner-subjective” belief systems.
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Psychology Pre-conventional Act only in regard to consequences Conventional Conform to conventional norms, standards Post-Conventional Self-validate beliefs Focus on reason for beliefs/ability to change
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Practice Virtue? Apply broad principles/understand values
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