deontological ethics


deontological ethics
Ethics based on the notion of a duty, or what is right, or rights, as opposed to ethical systems based on the idea of achieving some good state of affairs (see consequentialism ) or the qualities of character necessary to live well (see virtue ethics ). The leading deontological system is that of Kant.

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