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Descriptor English: Ethical Theory
Descriptor Spanish: Teoría Ética
Descriptor Portuguese: Teoria Ética
Descriptor French: Théorie éthique
Entry term(s): Consequentialism
Deontological Ethic
Deontological Ethics
Ethic, Deontological
Ethic, Normative
Ethic, Teleological
Ethical Theories
Ethics, Deontological
Ethics, Normative
Ethics, Teleological
Normative Ethic
Normative Ethics
Teleological Ethic
Teleological Ethics
Theories, Ethical
Theory, Ethical
Utilitarianism
Utilitarianisms
Tree number(s): K01.752.566.479.118
N05.350.256
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D028663
Scope note: A philosophically coherent set of propositions (for example, utilitarianism) which attempts to provide general norms for the guidance and evaluation of moral conduct. (from Beauchamp and Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 4th ed)
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
HI history
Previous Indexing: Ethics (1974-2001)
Public MeSH Note: 2002; see ETHICS 1993-2001
History Note: 2002; use ETHICS 1993-2001
Related: Principle-Based Ethics MeSH
DeCS ID: 36364
Unique ID: D028663
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Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Ethical Theory - Preferred
Concept UI M0007845
Scope note A philosophically coherent set of propositions (for example, utilitarianism) which attempts to provide general norms for the guidance and evaluation of moral conduct. (from Beauchamp and Childress, Principles of Biomedical Ethics, 4th ed)
Preferred term Ethical Theory
Entry term(s) Ethic, Normative
Ethical Theories
Ethics, Normative
Normative Ethic
Normative Ethics
Theories, Ethical
Theory, Ethical
Utilitarianism - Narrower
Concept UI M0007841
Scope note An ethical theory which holds that the morality of an act or a policy can be determined by whether it produces the greatest net benefit. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Preferred term Utilitarianism
Entry term(s) Utilitarianisms
Deontological Ethics - Narrower
Concept UI M0007831
Scope note Theories of ethics which hold that some actions are morally obligatory regardless of their actual or anticipated consequences. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Preferred term Deontological Ethics
Entry term(s) Deontological Ethic
Ethic, Deontological
Ethics, Deontological
Consequentialism - Narrower
Concept UI M0383197
Preferred term Consequentialism
Teleological Ethics - Narrower
Concept UI M0007840
Scope note Theories of ethics which hold that the rightness or wrongness of an act can be determined by assessing the good and evil consequences which the act produces. (Bioethics Thesaurus)
Preferred term Teleological Ethics
Entry term(s) Ethic, Teleological
Ethics, Teleological
Teleological Ethic



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