What is the difference for Ross between a prima facie duty and an actual duty?
Also to know is, what does Ross mean by prima facie duty?
Prima Facie Duties Prima facie is a Latin term that is commonly understood to mean “on the first appearance” or “based on the first impression.” According to Ross, a prima facie duty is a duty that is binding or obligatory, other things being equal.
Secondly, what is Ross's theory of ethics? Ross's ethical theory, commonly known as the theory of prima facie duties, is a deontological system with three key elements or basic principles: a. Ethical Non-naturalism. b. Ethical Intuitionism.
Also question is, what are the prima facie duties?
A prima facie duty is a duty that is binding (obligatory) other things equal, that is, unless it is overridden or trumped by another duty or duties.
The Prima Facie Duties or Moral Guidelines
What is a prima facie principle?
The four prima facie principles are respect for autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. "Prima facie," a term introduced by the English philosopher W D Ross, means that the principle is binding unless it conflicts with another moral principle - if it does we have to choose between them.