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Synonyms for theory

Synonyms for theory

abstract reasoning

a belief used as the basis for action


something taken to be true without proof

Synonyms for theory

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But the dominant deontological theory of property (at least in the
A deontological theory cannot be criticized for reaching the end of action guidance here.
His deontological theory establishes a principle of autonomy and the principle that it is worse to commit damage to positive freedom than it is to prevent obstacles to positive freedom.
After stacking the deck so that his favorite approach, a vaguely Kantian deontological theory, looks obviously superior to an audience unaccustomed to the complexities of moral philosophy and willing to be led by the hand, Fetzer declares the matter settled.
But deontologists can insist that our best deontological theory gives persons permissions to do what is consequentially sub-optimal.