• Deontology - Morality is the obedience to rules
Deont - "That which is binding"
Cares about reasons,motivations,and intentions (all or sometimes only some of these)
Consequences are fundamentally irrelevant to the deontologist
If someone truly believes they are doing something good we do not have to say they're moral we just
don't say they're immoral if their intentions were good
• What is intrinsically good? "Good without limitation"
First one should determine what is intrinsically good and then make their moral theory from there
A "good will" is the only intrinsically good thing
• When is one acting out of a good will?
"Nothing other than the representation of the law itself,which can of course occur only in a rational
being...Can constitute the preeminent good we call moral..." ~Kant
‣ Nothing other than the reason for an action can be moral
‣ Maxim - your "law" for an action;the principle on which you act
‣ Personhood is required for morality,Nonpersons are amoral
• Any action against a nonperson has no moral standing in deontology