Intro to Philosophy MidTerm Deontilogical Ethics
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- Deontological ethics or
- deontology (from Greek δέον, deon, "obligation, duty"; and -λογία,
- -logia) is an approach to ethics that judges the morality of an action based on
- the action's adherence to a rule or rules. Deontologists look at rules and
a rule to be assumed by society. “Standard” Such as
sharing your snack with everybody at the playground.
Treat humans as ends, not as means
A proposition is subjective if and only if the truth of that proposition is dependent upon the beliefs, attitudes or opinions of the person asserting the proposition
A proposition is objective if and only if the truth of that proposition is independent of the beliefs, attitude or opinions of the person asserting the proposition.
- If people quarrel, then they believe that morality is objective
- People quarrel.
- Therefore, people believe that morality is objective
No Conflicts Argument
- If there are genuine moral conflicts, morality is objective.
- There are genuine moral conflicts.
- Therefore, morality is objective.
The position that there is no universal standard to measure cultures by, and that all cultures are equally valid and must be understood in their own terms.
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