Ross's oft-neglected theory, sometimes called multiple-rule deontologism
Two major categories of moral theory that traditionally oppose each other are deontologism
Chapter 4 takes up the second motivation for internalism, deontologism
They seek to argue for this version of liberalism without appealing either to ethical relativism or skepticism or to utilitarianism, deontologism
, or contractarianism.
is not a secular ethics without God as we have in Immanuel Kant's Ethics.
John Hare's "Augustine, Kant, and the Moral Gap" looks at the relationship between Divine Command and natural human capacities, an Augustinian theme treated within the "stoic maxim" of Kant's deontologism
It could be argued that, in fact, his study prejudices the case for deontologism
, for it is deontologism
rather than consequentialism which holds that ethical language can stand as so many logical formalisms, dismissing desires and external goods as irrelevancies to ethics.
Such a focus, eluding deontologism
and over-universality, nonetheless will recognize not only a causal but a principled and content-laden contribution of natural law to ethics, in the form of that hierarchy of ends which provides the compass for practical life.