Flashcards in Ethics Deck (7)
The study of what is morally right and morally wrong
What is meant by deontology (deontological ethics)?
Doing something because it is right and adheres to principles, irrespective of consequences
i.e. doing your "duty"
What is meant by consequentialism/utilitarianism?
Doing something because of the positive consequences it will bring
What is meant by communitarianism (community ethics)?
Doing something because it will be positive for everyone involved in the act
What is meant by virtue ethics?
Doing something because it is honest
Person-based rather than action-based
What is meant by religious ethics?
Doing something because it respects the value of human life + abides by individuals religious beliefs