Consequentialism Vs Deontology

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This writing piece will define and discuss the statement, “More so than deontology, consequentialism appeals to modern intuitions about morality.” I shall explain why I believe this statement is not true basing my argument in two main postulates.
To properly explain the meaning of this statement, there are four main concepts we need to clearly understand, namely, deontology, consequentialism, modern institutions, and morality. Deontology is defined by Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy as the moral theory that establishes what we should do and evaluate our choices whether they are allowed, required or forbidden (2007). In other words, it bases morality on the adherence to the rules. On the other hand, according to the Stanford Encyclopedia
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So, if it is not to modern institutions, what does consequentialism appeal to? The answer is quite complex. I would say that consequentialism appeals to best consequences, to the good. The good of people, ways in which life and quality of life are maximized. To do analyze consequences that are the best, it is necessary to analyze the context where people develop. Good consequences are always going to be the ones that maximize life and quality of life, but the ways to reach them are going to be influenced by the society, its norms and institutions which differ greatly from one another. But, once again, consequentialism is not going to appeal to modern institutions but to the …show more content…
In fact, I believe that consequentialism does not appeal to modern institutions at all and if so, there should be to a small extent. The reason for this is that institutions vary, best consequences do not and consequentialism rely on best consequences. On the other hand, deontology does rely on modern institutions. With this in mind, I have explained why I disagree with the statement, “More so than deontology, consequentialism appeals to modern intuitions about morality.” Since its reasoning is incorrect and words deontology and consequentialism should switch places in the sentence to be read it, “More so than consequentialism, deontology appeals to modern intuitions.” To me, it would make more sense this

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