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Department
Philosophy
Course
PHIL 102
Professor
Dominic Mc Iver Lopes
Semester
Winter

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Ethics Deontology Kantian Ethics Ethics -applied ethics -normative ethics ▯ -theory of right action (justifies the rule) ▯ -theory of practical reasoning ▯ ▯ -principle/norm (motivational, desire-like) ▯ ▯ -fact(s) and action Deontology -comes from greek deon: duty -a right action is not the same thing as an action that maximizes good consequences ▯ -it could be, but that would be a ‘happy coincidence’ and isn’t necessary -the ‘rightness’ of the action is independent of consequence -a right action is an action done in accordance with a moral duty/rule/norm -what about exceptions and conflicting rules? -where do these rules come from, what justifies the rules? ▯ -answer 1: the rules model moral practices (eg. WD Ross) ▯ ▯ -problem: our moral practices can be corrupt ▯
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