Ethics Key Words

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  • Created on: 01-06-18 09:57
A deontological theory based on behaviour with given laws or moral rules that exists of humans societies and systems
Natural Law
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Latin word for duty, ethics focused on the intrinsic rightness and wrongness of actions
Deontological
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Living well, as an ultimate end in life which all other actions should lead towards
Eudaimonia
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the end, or purpose of something
Telos
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to do good and avoid evil, something which the precepts follow
Synderesis
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The most important rules in life, to protect life, reproduce, live in community, teach the young and believe in God
Primary Precepts
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moral goodness is determined by the end or result
Teleological ethics
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unconditional love
agape
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acting in moral situations in a way that is practical rather than purely ideological
Pragmatism
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Ethics centred on people, rather than laws
Personalism
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moral rules, determined by reason
Maxisms
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an unconditional moral obligation that is always binding irrespective of a persons purpose
categorical imperative
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the highest most supreme good
summum bonum
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the system for calculating the amount of pain or pleasure generated by an action
hedonic calculus
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when a person is unable to express their wish to die but they have reasonable grounds to end their life painlessly
non-voluntary euthanasia
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a deliberate action performed by a third party to kill a person e.g. lethal weapon
active euthanasia
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Latin word for duty, ethics focused on the intrinsic rightness and wrongness of actions

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the end, or purpose of something

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