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What is the difference between moral absolutism and deontological approaches to ethics?

The OCR philosophy mark scheme says that moral absolutism is where certain actions are right or wrong intrinsically, that consequences and circumstances have no bearing, and
that moral commands are considered objectively and universally true.

It says that the deontological approaches to ethical decision making look at whether the action itself is right or wrong.

So what is the actual difference between the two terms if both state that their ethical standpoints and judgements concern whether an action itself is right or wrong?

Please help!

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Basically, Deontological ethics is defined by 'deon' meaning duty which means that Deontological ethics is duty based which is concerned with the act and intention of the moral decision.

Absolutivism is what Deontological ethics is because it rules out any consequentialist theories like utilitarianism etc.
this means that a moral act is always and will ALWAYS remain absolutely wrong or right in a circumstance .

For example, in kanthan ethics we have the example of his 'axe murderer' it is our duty to tell the truth always so he goes and kills the Jews hiding inside the attic.

So it's always wrong to lie

Do you want the arguments for this?



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Thank you so much! You cleared this up completely!
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Thank you so much! You cleared this up completely!
Any other Philosphy and ethics help or English language I can do?

Aqafor English language
And aqa for Philosphy and ethics
Unit 4C: ways of moral decission making


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Thank you so much! You cleared this up completely!
Any other help you need ?
I'm on AQa
Unit Rss04 and unit 4C for ways of moral decision making ?



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I'm doing OCR...but both boards would probably have the same rough topics I guess
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I'm doing OCR...but both boards would probably have the same rough topics I guess
What's the topic specification let me know what it is so I can help u


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