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By this criterion, Socrates is an antiteleologist and a deontologist.
Deontologists say that moral rightness or wrongness of an action is based on the intrinsic qualities of the action.
Indeed, for modern moral theorists, moral values can be compared on a common scale, duty for deontologists and utility for utilitarians.
one deontologist might take the position that all persons have a right to certain basic goods (e.
Deontologist are concerned with motive, not outcome, and judge an action according to whether or not it is the right thing to do.
The deontologist, on the other hand, would supplement this utilitarian framework by reference to limiting standards such as rights and duties; the principle of equal consideration would then entail that, absent special reasons, everyone's rights and duties must be given equal weight in deciding what to do.
Or, with the example of preventive war, a deontologist might reason that it is wrong to practice preventive war because such action violates the "duty" not to kill innocent civilians.
Beyond the specific philosophical perspectives, in Chapter 3 Sanders presents a number of brief perspectives that could be taken on "ethical approaches to journalism," including the cynic, the public relations executive, the deontologist, the professional dogmatist, and the lawyer.
Either of these moves is quite sensible; one can be a dedicated act-consequentialist or an equally dedicated deontologist without evidencing in either case obvious irrationality.
For example, a deontologist would maintain that the principle of self-determination must always be followed, even when time, resources, and limited access to information do not permit full consultation with constituents.
The sense in which Kant is the ultimate deontologist is illustrated
On the other hand, the 'soft' model of HRM may just qualify as ethical from the deontologist standpoint (Guest and Peccei 2001).