b) “Deontological ethics is inflexible’. DiscussWatch
Well how can you not do that if you know the definition? They are inflexible by definition. It's an easy question.
- Deontological ethics are an approach based on the rules and the actions themselves and not the consequences.
- Explain a deontological ethic such as Kantian Ethics (Categorical Imperative, Duty, blah blah) and give some examples from the applied ethics topics of how it is inflexible or flexible depending on your argument.
- Counter Kantian Ethics as inflexible by arguing that Kant accepts our ability to reason and deduce a logical, morally good, outcome.
- Use another such as Divine Command Theory and explain that it is a blind following of the rules.
- Give some examples.
- Use one to evaluate the other.
- Conclude your argument. I would personally be aiming to conclude that they have limited flexibility.