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11 Cards in this Set

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Principle of the Golden Mean
A moral virtue is a mean between two extreme vices.
The vice of excess and the vice of deficiency
Principle of Natural Law
We ought to perform those actions that promote the values specified by the natural inclinations of human beings.
Principle of Double Effect
It is morally permissible to perform an action that has two effects, one good and the other bad, if certain conditions are met.
Pauline Principle
It is not morally permissible to do evil so good may follow.
The end does not justify the means
Principle of the Golden Rule
Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.
Principle of Self-Interest
One ought always to do whatever is one’s best interest.
Principle of Social Contract
One ought to agree to follow the set of rules that rational people would agree to obey, for their mutual benefit, provided that other people will obey them as well.
Principle of Utility
One ought always to do whatever will have the most utility for all concerned.
Greatest Happiness Principle
Principle of Equality
The interests of every being affected by an action are to be taken into account and given the same weight as the like interests of any other being.
Principle of Universality
Act only from those personal rules that you can at the same time will to be universal moral laws.
Categorical Imperative
Principle of Respect for Autonomy
Act in regard to all persons in ways that treat them as ends in themselves and never simply as means to accomplish the ends of others.
Categorical Imperative