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WGU Ethics Terms IV


Immanuel Kant ?
Categorical Imperative An absolute and universal moral demand based on reasoning
Maxim A formal principle
Absolute Rules A moral demand or obligation with no exceptions; actions based on this rule are always right (or wrong) independently of any further considerations
Good Will ?
Autonomy ?
Universalizability The applicability of a moral rule to all
Dignity The unconditioned esteem and respect that all people should receive just in virtue of being human and rational
Freedom ?
Retributivism ?
Conflicting Grounds of Obligation ?
Hypothetical Imperative An action conditioned on some goal or desire
Deontological Ethics Ethical theories that maintain that the moral rightness or wrongness of an action depends on intrinsic qualities and not on its practical consequences
Duty An action that people are required to perform; the practical content of a moral obligation
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