Kant’s Moral Theory of Deontology

Introduction Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) was a German philosopher whose theory is considered the basis of deontological ethics for a number of reasons. The term deontology originates from the Greek word deon (duty, obligation)and suffix logia. It is the normative ethical position that usually judges the morality of personal deeds and decisions based on the adherence […]

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Deontology versus Teleology

Normative Ethics is a category of ethics that is mainly concerned on the judgement of human action in the context of right and wrong. Normative Ethics, in a general perspective, is sub-divided into two main ideas deontology and teleology, these two universal branches of normative ethics are conventionally contrasted to one another due to the […]

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Deontology and Utilitarianism

Deontology, from the Greek word deon meaning ‘one must’ typically holds that there are several irreducibly distinct duties, such as promise-keeping and refraining from lying. It is an approach to ethics that focuses on the rightness or wrongness of intentions or motives behind action such as respect for rights, duties, or principles, as opposed to […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Utilitarianism and Deontology

The starkest difference between the ethical theories of utilitarianism and deontology reside in that the former makes ethical decisions based upon consequences and the latter makes decisions based upon principle.

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