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5035LAW Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Primum Non Nocere, Deontological Ethics

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Department
Law
Course Code
5035LAW
Professor
Colleen Davis
Lecture
8

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ETHICAL PRINCIPLES
Name Definition
Autonomy Each person own views – self determination
Beneficence Active well doing aimed at the good and wellbeing of others
Non-maleficence Above all do no harm (avoid it)
Justice Goods fairly distributed
Moral Theories
Deontology Rightness and wrongness of actions. Killing is immoral. Action more important than consequences =
better to do something than nothing
Utilitarianism Calculation of moral benefits. Morally better options. Maximising happiness/welfare. PROBLEM =
focus no happiness does not consider the moral aspect and does not consider negative motives or
connotations
Analytical Framework
Principles
Rules
Rights
Virtues
Emotions
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