Deontological thinking rests on 2-3 fundamental principles -
1. Rights: Best captured under the rubric of “human rights”
2. Justice to include:
A. Distributive: how were outcomes provided
B. Procedural : what processes were used
C. Interactional: what communication processes were used and were they appropriate and/or fair.
Intresting self test... how many of the items can we check from the list?!
3. Virtue ethics: what is moral/ethical is not only what rules dictate but also what the mature person with a “good” moral character would deem appropriate.
Virtue: an excellence in being. For humans (as opposed to angels and animals?) Excellence in being involves both right thought and right action. That is, virtue isn’t just thinking “right” thoughts but also involves “right” action.
Virtues include such things as: