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Teleological and Deontological Ethics
Absolutist and Objective
Relativist and Subjective
Moral Relativism
Cultural Relativism
Naïve Relativism
Thinking About Right and Wrong
Minority Report
There Are Two Approaches to Ethics:
The Ring of Gyges
Key Terms:
Natural Law
Origins of Aquinas' Natural Law
Aquinas' Five Precepts
Value and Usefulness of Natural Moral Law
Kantian Ethics
Kant and the Categorical Imperative
Categorical and Hypothetical Imperative
Evaluating Kant
Different Kinds of Utilitarianism
Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832)
John Stuart Mill (1806-1873)
Act Utilitarianism
Rule Utilitarianism
Strengths…read more

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Arguments for and Against Euthanasia
Case Study: Calling Dr. Death
Christian Perspectives on Euthanasia
Ethical Theories and Euthanasia
The Right to a Child
Surrogacy Issue: Case Study
Christian Perspectives
Right to A Child and Applied Ethics
Genetic Engineering
G.M.…read more

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What factors would decide whether the woman was right or wrong in doing this?
2. What would Immanuel Kant think? See below to help you.
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Absolutist and Objective
An absolutist (or deontologist) thinks about what is the right action intrinsically (of itself), regardless of the
consequences of an action or the variable results that may occur. Absolute ethics are often rule based, or in
Kant's case `test based'. The attempt of this kind of ethics is to remain objective and think about whether
something is moral `in itself' irrespective of the consequences.
For example: For an absolutist to remain objective a rule is needed.
`You shall not kill.…read more

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Moral Relativism
(With Reference to Fletcher's Situation Ethics)
Moral relativism is often taken to mean that there can be no moral absolutes. (Remember that the word for
a person who is an ethical absolutist is a deontologist and for an absolutist something is either right or
wrong, there is no middle ground or ethical compromise.)
Protagoras said that: `Man is the measure of all things'. This is sometimes taken to mean that there are no
moral absolutes.…read more

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Thinking About Right and Wrong
Minority Report
Watch 20 minutes of the film (from the beginning).
1. Is the criminal justice system in the film justified in its use of the `Precogs'? Put two
headings for and against this system of justice and list arguments for and against.
2. Is the use of `Precogs' deontological or teleological? You may need to find out what
deontological and teleological mean.
There Are Two Approaches to Ethics:
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A good ethical argument has facts and examples at its disposal. However, those facts are only relevant
if they are linked to ethical theory.…read more


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