Appreciating W. D. ross:On duties and consequences

Journal of Mass Media Ethics 18 (2):81 – 97 (2003)
In this article I describe the theoretical underpinnings of 20th-century British philosopher W. D. Ross's approach to linking deontological and teleological decision making. I attempt to fill in what Ross left on the whole unanswered, that is, how to use his duties to resolve dilemmas. A case study in journalism demonstrates how to apply the theory. I conclude with an analysis of what I take to be the strengths and weaknesses in Ross's theory.
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DOI 10.1207/S15327728JMME1802_02
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