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is something that causes doubt or second thought, and therefore should not be done. When applyingKant’s principle of categorical imperative, he suggests if there is any self-contradiction the act should notbe 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 moralsituations, such as the example presented in the book of organ donation from a person who was braindead, morally some may feel it is okay to pull the plug on a person who is brain dead to save the lives ofother people who need organs, but if deontology is applied, there is no justification for killing theindividual who was brain dead. An advantage would be knowing exactly where one stands. If he or she isdoing their ethical duty, they do not have to worry about the outcome or consequence. Anotheradvantage is how black and white it is, it fits the basic principles people know as right and wrong.ReferencesMitchell, H. B. (2015). Roots of wisdom: a tapestry of philosophical traditions. Stamford, CT: CengageLearning.South University Online. (2017). PHI2301: Introduction to Philosophy: Week 5:Deontology.Retrievedfrom myeclassonline.com
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