Deontological Constaints

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Michael Hester Ethics 201 3/12/2013 Deontological Constaints This paper I am choosing to talk and discuss about topic number 5. Topic number 5 discusses the idea and concept of deontological constraints, which is the belief that the maximization of overall goodness should be constrained out of respect for the rights or dignity of certain individuals who would be directly harmed in the maximization process. Negeal wrote a scenario that discuss this concept of wellness and brings up things to think about with in deontological constraints. The other scenarios presented with this topic of deontological constraints are would you kill one to save 19 or walk away and 20 people die, which is the Jim and Pedro case. The important thing when thinking about the Negeal scenario is will the twisting of the arm get the lady to let you use her car or is the twisting the arm the only way to save your friends that are in danger. There are a lot of things that can you must think about though while going through this process. If this is your last option and you couldn’t just steal the car and bring it back then I would say yes you must twist the boys arm if it’s a life or death situation. Yes you would feel bad for the little boy and his health but you wouldn’t have to do it hard enough where you would be hurting him. At that moment some people might not even feel remorse for twisting the little boys arm. Deontological constraints bring up the question of is it okay to harm an innocent person for the wellness of other individuals or a group of individuals in this case. In my opinion I believe no matter what with this situation that Negeal the only way to solve the problem is to hurt the little boy and twist his arm in order to get the car. It is a very difficult
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thing to talk about because it is one thing to say that it is okay to just twist a little boys arm but in the Jim and Pedro scenario dealing with taking some one’s life.
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