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Natural Law
a body of unchanging moral principles regarded as a basis for all human conduct. "an adjudication based on natural law"
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Kantian Ethics
Kant's theory is an example of a deontological moral theory–according to these theories, the rightness or wrongness of actions does not depend on their consequences but on whether they fulfill our duty. Kant believed that there was a supreme principl
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Utilitarianism
the doctrine that actions are right if they are useful or for the benefit of a majority. the doctrine that an action is right in so far as it promotes happiness, and that the greatest happiness of the greatest number should be the guiding principle o
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Preference Ultilitarianism
Preference utilitarianism is a form of utilitarianism in contemporary philosophy. Unlike classical utilitarianism, in which right actions are defined as those that maximize pleasure and minimize pain, preference utilitarianism entails promoting actio
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Act Utilitarianism
Act utilitarianism is a utilitarian theory of ethics which states that a person's act is morally right if and only if it produces at least as much happiness as any other act that the person could perform at that time.
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Kant's theory is an example of a deontological moral theory–according to these theories, the rightness or wrongness of actions does not depend on their consequences but on whether they fulfill our duty. Kant believed that there was a supreme principl

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Kantian Ethics

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the doctrine that actions are right if they are useful or for the benefit of a majority. the doctrine that an action is right in so far as it promotes happiness, and that the greatest happiness of the greatest number should be the guiding principle o

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Preference utilitarianism is a form of utilitarianism in contemporary philosophy. Unlike classical utilitarianism, in which right actions are defined as those that maximize pleasure and minimize pain, preference utilitarianism entails promoting actio

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Act utilitarianism is a utilitarian theory of ethics which states that a person's act is morally right if and only if it produces at least as much happiness as any other act that the person could perform at that time.

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