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Different Considerations for Evaluating Actions

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Author: Glenn Kuehn
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Identify different orientations and considerations based on different ways of evaluating an action

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Notes on “Different Considerations for Evaluating Actions”

(00:00 – 00:43) Introduction and Key Terms

(00:44 – 01:07) Content of Tutorial

(01:08 – 03:15) Overview of Ethical Theories

(03:16 – 04:57) Three Main Ethical Perspectives

(04:58 – 07:35) Consideration of Actions

(07:36 – 08:00) Summary

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Consequentialism

    The position that consequences are the basis for ethical valuation

  • Deontology

    The position that something intrinsic to the action itself is the basis for ethical valuation

  • Character Ethics

    The position that the character trait being manifested in the action is the basis for ethical valuation