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The basic differences between deontological moral theories and consequentialist moral
theories are right in the names. The consequentialist moral theory states that the worth
of a moral act is based on the consequence of that act. Deontology broken from its greek
roots means ethical theory by obligation. Say you are at a restaurant and a women begins
to choke on her dinner and lets assume that you are the only one there that knows CPR. The
deontologist believe that it is your moral "duty" to save her life. The consequentialist
believe that the consequence of saving her would bring more happiness to the world then
not saving her, so the right act would be to save her. So even though both theories have
completely different fundamentals, they resulted in the same act. So does that mean that
even if you did it because you felt it was your moral obligation, but because the act was
the act that the consequentialist would have chosen, then the consequentialist would be
satisfied? NO! It is all about your motive, even though it seems like a cop out saying
that consequentialism is defined by your motive, but the consequence is ultimately due to
your motives.

Immanuel Kant strongly believed in the deontological moral theories. His theory was that
for an act to be moral the act must be done out of your feelings that it is your duty, no
matter what the consequence. If for even one second you think about how the act could
benefit you or act because of a joy or happiness that you get for it, then the act is
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