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is something that causes doubt or second thought, and therefore should not be done. When applying Kant’s principle of categorical imperative, he suggests if there is any self-contradiction the act should not be done. Because deontology is based on thought and not emotion, it may be conflicting for some people, which could be considered as a drawback. This theory also does not leave room for conflicting moral situations, such as the example presented in the book of organ donation from a person who was brain dead, morally some may feel it is okay to pull the plug on a person who is brain dead to save the lives of other people who need organs, but if deontology is applied, there is no justification for killing the individual who was brain dead. An advantage would be knowing exactly where one stands. If he or she is doing their ethical duty, they do not have to worry about the outcome or consequence. Another advantage is how black and white it is, it fits the basic principles people know as right and wrong. References Mitchell, H. B. (2015). Roots of wisdom: a tapestry of philosophical traditions. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning. South University Online. (2017). PHI2301: Introduction to Philosophy: Week 5:Deontology.Retrieved from
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