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    Deontological Morality

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    The hypothesis of deontological morals is that choices ought to be made totally by thinking of one as' obligations and the privileges of other individuals. As indicated by Kant (2013) an activity's ethical worth is not contained in any impact anticipated from it but rather comprises

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    thing to do. When he went on trial he defended himself by saying “I was only trying to help.” The main issue is whether your viewpoint is a deontological viewpoint or a teleological viewpoint and how these viewpoints would argue this situation. Many would argue that he is wrong and he deserves a consequence and others may argue something different. In a deontological viewpoint, many would argue that the action that is happening is coming from a good intention and it is duty-based. Since deontology is

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    Kant would argue that you should never treat people merely as instruments; never just as means to your goals. As a deontological perspective, we recoil from torturing the child because it treats a person only as a means to an end. Kant’s deontological approach consists of two universal rules by which moral questions can be addressed. The first one states: ‘Act as though the maxim of your action were by your will to become a universal law of nature.’ His second rule states that: ‘Act so that you treat

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    The implication of Kant’s Deontological Ethics is that a human being should not make a promise if they don’t intend on keeping it. As well as, a human being should not lie or break a promise for the sake of achieving or escaping from something because in the end they will suffer more rather than benefit from it. Kant says that if a human being wants to make a false promise, then they should ask themselves this, “Is there going to be any consequences from this lie?” If not, then it can be an advantage

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    Kant Deontological Theory

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    Student Name: Veronica Ryan Student No: 20120035 Assignment: Kant Lecturer: Prof: Wamsley Due Date: 23 August 2013 ____________________________________________________________________ Emmanuel Kant was an influential German Philosopher. He was born in Konigsberg in Prussia to Protestant parents he lived from 1724 to 1804. Kant observed the world around him and observed that that every culture religion and society has moral law whether they are obeyed or not. The Formula of Universal Law-

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    The major difference between these two theories is that, deontological theories focus on the specific actions or behaviours of an individual, while teleological theories focus on the consequences of those actions or behaviours (Hunt & Vitell, 1986). Both of these two streams have several sub-streams, however, the

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    Deontological Ethics Deontological Ethics are based on normative ethics position that judges the morality of an action that in line with rules. In other words, deontology falls within the nomenclature of moral theories that guide and assess our choices of what we ought to do (deontic theories), in contrast to (aretaic [virtue] theories) that—fundamentally, at least—guide and assess what kind of person (in terms of character traits) we are and should be. In contemporary moral philosophy, deontology

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    know are suffering, despite the fact that they are foreign to us. It will utilize Kant’s deontological discussion in Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals, Sara Ruddick’s Maternal Thinking, and Sarah Clark Miller’s “Global Needs and Care” to reinforce the concepts within the ethics of care. I. Kant’s Deontological Ethics Kant says, “To be beneficent where one can is a duty” (11). We can see the deontological roots of his theory here, as he believes that it is our obligation to help those in need

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    Ethics of duty (ethics of principle, deontological ethics) From the Greek for “duty” (deontos), ethics based in duty and one that reasons from foundational principles which tell us what our duties are. Hence, actions are right and wrong for reasons other than their consequences. Deontological ethics or deontology is the normative ethical position that judges the morality of an action based on the action's adherence to a rule or rules. It is sometimes described as duty, obligatory or rule based ethics

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    Scenario 3 – Military Action Deontological Ethics With Deontological Ethics, good actions justify whatever happens without the thought of consequences. This mind set will push my decision into not saving the villagers because I was given orders to return to the base. In this situation, I would follow orders and return to base without the thought of breaking rules. I was given the command to return to base for a reason, maybe the commander has a plan at the base to stop the enemy before they strike

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