to ethical decision making are also called "duty" ethics
or the "humanitarian" approach. Deontological systems
are based on the idea that human beings must treat other human beings
with respect and dignity. In this case, ethical behavior is judged
on whether the action violates human rights. The actions themselves
are treated as "right" or "wrong."
with this approach:
human rights are deemed more important?
society evolves over time, will norms of basic human rights change?
following this approach could lead to considerable harm.
of Deontological Ethics:
not to disseminate false information because that would constitute
an act of lying which is "wrong."