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A liberal deontologist, on the other hand, can hold that we ought to respect the autonomy of every citizen.
Deontologists further believe that in at least some circumstances it is more important to respect these obligations than to maximise overall good.
To a deontologist, the way in which a loss is inflicted is hugely important.
The requirement is for comfortably accommodating rules and consequences, not deontologists and consequentialists!
If deontologists, for example, can embrace the view and remain deontologist, so much the better.
If so, the deontologist may, by reference to the intrinsic value of such species, be hesitant to grant permission.
Whether one is a utilitarian, deontologist, contractarian, natural lawyer, theist, or virtue theorist, one must give some account of these concepts, if only to explain them away.
A deontologist who adopts this latter view will need to specify the conditions under which P's action increasing Q's risk of death is deontologically wrongful.
for the deontologist, n might be very high, the catastrophic scenario;
the deontologist, than to deny the right to personal inviolability of
Thus a deontologist calls people good if they have charity, but calls conduct right if it is neither intrinsically wrong nor disproportionate.
So, what should the deontologist say about a situation where the agent is uncertain about which action constitutes killing?