Deontology Is A Kind Of Duty Ethics

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Introduction: Deontology is a kind of duty ethics, word deontology comes from the Greek words of duty and science. Deontology is a kind of moral ethics in which choices are based on moral values. It bases its foundation on what we ought to do, in comparison to what kind of person we are and should be as in virtue ethics. Deontologists usually oppose consequentialism because consequentialism is based on consequences and not moral principles. In this paper I would like to present the views why consequentialism is criticized by Deontologists and what are the advantages of Deontology or also known as Duty ethics/ Kantian Ethics. Consequentialism. What is consequentialism? There are number of grounds on which consequentialism is normally criticized. The two criticisms which are specifically relevant when argued in favor of deontology are following. The First criticisms is that, the consequentialism is overly demanding, and the second criticism is that it is not demanding enough. As known in virtue ethics, one should stay at an average between two extremes, consequentialism does not have an average center point. When talking about the criticism for being extreme, it is argued that there is no realm of moral indifferences, no realm of moral permissions, and there is no realm of going beyond one’s moral duty. All the required acts are either forbidden or essential. Some critiques of consequentialism condemn it for alienating and self-effacing moral theory, as there is no space
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