Deontologism and Consequentialism


With this new knowledge set the boy should now have a desire to pack out and recycle the bags later. When the moral education part is finished the emotions play a huge role in determining the ethical value of an action. That acquired knowledge should change your emotions to certain actions. The reason virtue ethics falls short to some of the other ethical frameworks is because people the goodness of the consequences of their actions is protected by a knowledge or lack thereof.

Deontologism is an approach to ethics that judges the morality of an action by adherence to a rational rule or duty. Some people are under the impression that there are certain things that bind you to duty. Some would say that being a member of the human race or maybe just a citizen of a certain geographical region binds you to an action that is good for all. Just because it is rational for every citizen of the United States to recycle their waste does not bind them to this action. Deontologism is an even weaker call to action than the other ethical frameworks because. It is so easy to shy away or hide from responsibility and most of the time nobody is watching to hold yourself responsible.

Consequentialism is the view that normative properties rely only on consequences. Within the framework of consequentialism every single action has an environmental impact. People’s environmental impact is often referred to as their ecological footprint. It is becoming an art form living in an environmentally friendly way.


Source by Cason Williams

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