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abstract reasoning

a belief used as the basis for action

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something taken to be true without proof

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There is therefore a gap in extant deontological theory with
theory is one example of a duty-based or deontological theory, according
One influential deontological theory is John Rawls' A Theory of Justice (Rawls 1971).
A deontological theory states that an act may be morally required (or prohibited) even if not performing (or performing) the act would produce a better moral state of affairs or have better consequences.
Such a question is not addressed, meaning that Hurd has arguably not achieved her goal of showing that the best deontological theory supports her way of resolving the dilemma.
She introduces, too, consequentialist theory, with its utilitarian and communitarian variants, deontological theory, both Kantian and natural law, and arguments for universalism and moral relativism.
is known as deontological theory, from the Greek deontos, meaning "duty.
Howarth (1995) argues that this approach may be justified as rational under a deontological theory of intergenerational choice.