General principles More specific rules
Nonmaleficence Do not kill
Nonmaleficence Do not cause pain or suffering to others
Beneficence Prevent evil or harm from occurring
Beneficence Rescue persons who are in danger
Beneficence Nurture the young and dependent
Respect for autonomy Respect the privacy of others
Respect for autonomy Keep your promises
Justice Do not steal
Justice Do not punish the innocent
Justice Protect and defend the rights of others
Justice Give equal considerations under the law
Table 1: Examples of principles and more specific rules of the common morality
(or morality in the narrow sense) [5,6].
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