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Ethics: Unit 2

Study material for Wednesday's exam! (10/17)

Deontology ethical doctrine that claims the morality of actions should be assessed by how they conform to a set of moral rules.
Consequentialism ethical doctrine stating that the morality of actions should be assessed exclusively by their (probable) consequences.
Virtue Ethics ethical doctrine that grounds moral obligations in what a virtuous person would do.
Utilitarianism a theory asserting that the morally right action is the one that produces the most favorable balance of good over evil, everyone considered.
Altruism ethical doctrine that holds that individuals have a moral obligation to help, serve or benefit others, if necessary at the sacrifice of self-interest.
Effective Altruism doing good in ways that have a big impact.
Normative Ethics craft a sensible decision procedure regarding how we morally ought to act (if possible). (subfield of ethics).
Applied Ethics subfield of ethics that focuses primarily on ethical dilemmas that arise in specific real-world contexts, such as business and medicine.
Descriptive Statement a claim about how the world is (or would be under certain conditions).
Normative Statement a claim about what is good or bad or about what we should do.
Microaggression (1) A comment that implies offensive bias against some group, usually without intending to do so. (2) Any seemingly innocuous comment that causes offense.
Safe Space a location where a person will not be judged based on features such as race, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, and similar identity-related categories.
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