Ethical Frameworks
Gut Feel
Inspiration
 
Community Consensus
Accepted Norms
 
Steering Principles:

Teleological Frameworks

    Ethical Egoism

    Utilitarianism
 

Deontological Frameworks

    Ethical Formalism
 
 
 
 
 
                DIALECTICAL THINKING

        THESIS                   SYNTHESIS              ANTITHESIS
 

"MIGHT DO"

"CAN DO"            -----------------     "SHOULD DO"

"WANT TO DO"
 

RESOURCE
MAXIMIZING      -----------------       PRINCIPLED
BEHAVIOR                                        BEHAVIOR
 

PARTICULAR      -----------------        UNIVERSAL
 

            REQUIRES "ARTFUL COMBINATION" OF BOTH
                                            (CREATIVE SYNTHESIS)

                    PROBLEMATIC WHEN OPERATING
                                 AT THE EXTREMES