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    • absolute
      • A principle which is universally binding
    • autonomy
      • Self-directed freedom, arriving at moral judgement through reason
    • categorical imperative
      • A command to perform actions that are absolute moral obligations without reference to other ends
        • e.g. stealing is always wrong
    • deontological
      • An ethical system which considers that the moral act has moral value within itself
        • e.g. telling the truth is always right even when it may cause pain or harm
    • duty
      • A motive for acting in a certain way which shows moral quality
    • good will
      • Making a moral choice expresses good will
    • hypothetical imperative
      • An action that achieves some goal or end
        • e.g. if the boy is starving then I should steal the bread
    • kingdom of ends
      • A world in which people do not treat others as means but only as ends. Everyone is treated as equals
    • maxim
      • A general moral rule in accordance with which we intend to act
    • summum bonum
      • The supreme good that we pursue through moral acts - we carry out moral acts so we can achieve supreme good
    • universalisability
      • If an act is right or wrong for one person in a situation, then it is right or wrong for anyone in that situation


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