Non-Consequentialism or Deontological ethics

Deontology is an approach in moral philosophy which is concerned with the action themselves and not with the consequences. It teaches that some acts are right or wrong in themselves, whatever the consequences and people should act according to it.

The morality of an action should be based on whether that action itself is right or wrong under a series of rules, rather than based on the consequences of the action.  

The word ‘deontological’ comes from the Greek word “deon”, which means ‘duty’. 

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