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Deontological ethics
An action is considered morally good because of some characteristic of the action itself, not because the product of the action is good. Holds that at least some acts are morally obligatory regardless of their consequences for human welfare.
Teleological ethics
Theory of morality that derives duty or moral obligation from what is good or desirable as an end to be achieved. Holds that the basic standard of morality is precisely the value of what an action brings into being.
Normative ethics
that part of moral philosophy, or ethics, concerned with criteria of what is morally right and wrong. It includes the formulation of moral rules that have direct implications for what human actions, institutions, and ways of life should be like.
Biocentrism
Theories of environmental ethics that morally enfranchise individual living beings only
Paul Taylor
Biocentrism dude