Essay on Consequentialist And Non Deontological Ethics

1426 Words Oct 14th, 2015 6 Pages
In today’s world, there are so many examples of consequentialist and non-consequentialist ethics. For example, if a person donates money to some charity or someone in need of it to show off he has a lot of money. Here’s the difference, a consequentialist would say it was a good deed because of the result of the action. But the non-consequentialist would say that there was no moral deed because there was no ethical intention. The difference is pretty clear between the two, consequentialist ethics cares more on the results of the action and nonconsequentialist ethics cares more of the motive of the action. For me, the consequentialist ethics makes more sense because it’s worried about the result and the greatest good rather than what made you make that decision.
Consequentialist ethics is mainly derived from Utilitarianism. The main principle for that is “the greatest good for the greatest number of people”(Jeremy Bentham). Jeremy Bentham was an extreme utilitarianist and felt that the result was the most important part of the action. And where I’m from, the result is the most important thing of all the actions you do. For example, if my team gets a win but it’s sloppy and not the best performance for a win, it’s still a win and at the end of the day my team is happy. I feel like that’s what most people’s mindset is for anything nowadays and that’s true for me too. If I’m trying to get homework done and in on time, as long as I get it in I’m happy. But the other side to that…

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