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Single Idea 3784

[catalogued under 23. Ethics / D. Deontological Ethics / 1. Deontology]

Full Idea

The deontological view is that some acts are absolutely prohibited, regardless of consequences.


'Deontological' views are those which try to explain our duties

Gist of Idea

Duty prohibits some acts, whatever their consequences


Jonathan Glover (Introductions to Utilitarianism and its Critics [1990], Pt Five)

Book Reference

'Utilitarianism and Its Critics', ed/tr. Glover,Jonathan [Macmillan 1990], p.152