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Deontology

deontology
by

Anqi Mao

on 8 March 2013

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Transcript of Deontology

You’re a surgeon. Five people are sick and need different organs. You are going to meet with someone who is a perfect match for the blood type. Do you kill the one person to save the five? A surgeon is in a hurry to get to the hospital so they take your car. Is it moral for them to do that?
Someone is with a person who is mortally wounded and takes your car. Is it moral for them to do that? You’re on a train. One direction goes towards one person. The other direction goes towards five people. Which direction do you go? In this situation, who is responsible for the Sadhu? Would the situation have been different if the Sadhu was a Western woman? Why? In any situation, what are we responsible for if we consider ourselves to be ethical persons? What is Deontology? Parable of the sadhu Deontology judges whether the action is moral by moral rules or duties. Duty is the most important moral value “Categorical imperative” means you should do this thing only for the reason that it is morally right, and can be accepted universally. Deontology focuses on the right action not the good action and duty or rule of the action should not harm anyone. Individual Responsibility
VS
Group Responsibility What we
learned Ethic Dilemma Has no right answer & Deontology Universal law Duty Consequence is not important Presented by
Quan Shen
Jordan Nichols
Diana Fakhoury
Anqi Mao Deontology
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