Phil Journal 9 - Thang Nguyen Phil 102B Professor Lopez October 24th 2011 Week 9 Journal Deontology Just like any other philosophical theories

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Thang Nguyen Phil 102B Professor Lopez October 24 th , 2011 Week 9 Journal: Deontology Just like any other philosophical theories, deontology is not a perfect or complete theory. In contrast, it is one that not many people agree with in modern society. What it truly does best is create a basis for further thought and that we should create better use by improving it or combining it with other theories. Unlike any other theories, deontology tells us to do the right things simply because it is the right thing to do, not because of the consequences, rewards, or punishments. Unlike a utilitarian who focuses only on the consequences, a deontologist will tell the truth (as opposed to lying) even if it kills someone. According to Immanuel Kant, the action of helping others because someone enjoys doing it has no moral value in it. Kant comes up with the categorical imperative that he thinks is the most fundamental moral principle. The

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