Ethical Theory

  • Wanda Teays
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 80)


The last part of the book, Part III focuses on ethical assessment. In this chapter we look at the major ethical theories and how they can help provide a framework for assessing doctors’ involvement in torture. This survey and application includes Teleological Ethics (which prioritizes end goals and consequences), Deontological Ethics (which prioritizes moral duty and obligations), Virtue Ethics (which prioritizes a life of virtue and the development of moral character), and Feminist Ethics (which prioritizes relationships and moral agency).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wanda Teays
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  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentMount Saint Mary’s UniversityLos AngelesUSA

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