Theories Of Deontology

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Deontology is a normative ethical position that judges the morality of an action based on rules. These ethics are characterized as ethics of principle rather then ethics focused on intrinsic value. They allow the judgement that actions are obligatory in addition to the value of their consequences. The deontology theories claim that certain kinds of action are obligatory, permissible, impermissible, etc. Consequentialism is the morality of an action is to be judged solely by its consequences. It examines the consequences of actions in determining whether not to be performed, are right, wrong, obligatory, permissible, etc. Deontology and consequentialism are two very different ethics to base your belief off of. Some believe in deontology, consequentialism, or even a mixed ethic and this essay will explain how to apply these to the environmental ethic. …show more content…
It is allowing the judgment that the actions are moral for reasons in addition to the value of their consequences. The act of being destructive of something with intrinsic value would be wrong because they have a saying that states, “do not destroy things in which have intrinsic value.” For example, during the Seattle house fire there was someone house sitting for the family and they turned on the heater in order to have that family come home to a nice toady warm house. During time between turning on the heat and the family coming home, something happened with the heater causing the house to get set on fire. A deontologist would understand that they were trying to do the right thing and be nice by turning on the heater for them in order to keep them warm. They would know that it want purposely caused in a harmful way and it was just a