deontological ethics

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Ethics based on the notion of a duty, or what is right, or rights, as opposed to ethical systems based on the idea of achieving some good state of affairs (see consequentialism) or the qualities of character necessary to live well (see virtue ethics). The leading deontological system is that of Kant.

Subjects: Philosophy — Public Health and Epidemiology.

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