, than to deny the right to personal inviolability of
Yet I knew that relatively unsophisticated individuals, who would not know a utilitarian from an electrician or a deontologist
from an endodontist, often act with grace and good will.
However, they hold that the advantage of consequentialism over deontologist
systems is that it proposes an object to be attained.
If so, the deontologist
may, by reference to the intrinsic value of such species, be hesitant to grant permission.
Thus a deontologist
calls people good if they have charity, but calls conduct right if it is neither intrinsically wrong nor disproportionate.
However, a deontologist
may also strongly consider natural consequences of actions.
One need not be a deontologist
in order to at least raise some issues with this approach.
So, for an absolute deontologist
, instructions about what to do in the face of uncertainty can only be pragmatic.
A utilitarian will point to the fact that the consequences of doing so will maximize well-being, a deontologist
to the fact that, in doing so the agent will be acting in accordance with a moral rule such as 'Do unto others as you would be done by' and a virtue ethicist to the fact that helping the person would be charitable or benevolent.
While Belaid, according to the standard definition of utilitarianism, is a utilitarian, the mayor appears to be a deontologist
As a deontologist
would put it, these are moral causes that speak to us directly.
are concerned with motive, not outcome, and judge an action according to whether or not it is the right thing to do.