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Basic Ethical Terms

Absolute Morality: it is never acceptable to break a law/rule (you can never steal)

Relative Morality: in some cases, breaking the law is okay (steal food to feed a starving child)

Objective: an impartial value system (speed limit - 30mph)

Subjective: judgements based on personal opinion

Deontological: an action is wrong. No account is taken for circumstance/outcome

Teleological: concerned with the purpose or the ultimate goal of

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