|Deontology: theories within ethics that are related to the intrinsic nature of actions and do not consider their possible consequences. From this intrinsic nature obligations and prohibitions are derived. Counter position is consequentialism. See also ethics, intrinsic, actions, morals.|
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Deontology/P. Singer: Thesis: Ethics is a system of rules. These may have to be built more and more complex to allow exceptions. Many rules are increasingly conflicting in ever more complex systems.
Practical Ethics (Third Edition) Cambridge 2011
The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically. New Haven 2015