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The main difference between deontology and consequentialism is that consequentialism is inherently emotional while deontology is inherently rational. Some of the reasoning may appear to be the same, but the foundations are different. In a consequentialist model, the expectation is that if we feel the urge to murder arise in us, we will stop and reflect on ...


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Good question. Let's consider the example of lying. Lying is not morally correct according to Kant since, in case lying would be a universal maxim ( rule of conduct) then nobody would beleive anybody, and lying would be pointless. So no liar can consistently acccept lying to become a universal maxim: any liar wants lying to be forbiddden ( as a general ...


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