Deontological ethics

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Deontological ethics 


The problem with makng exceptions is knowing where to draw the line. 

Our judgements are often subjective and this leads to disagreements.

How do we avoid this?

Seeing moral rules as objective. 

Rules apply with no exceptions 


Believed we had a duty to be moral 

We are all able to do the right thing do we should always do it.

His categorical imperative 

The intention is part of the act.

If your intention is not good the action isn't 

eg. You cleared your room but only to get something from your parents 

Treat people as an ends to themselves 

Kant had a…


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