from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Ethical theory concerned with duties and rights.
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- n. The ethical study of duties, obligations, and rights, with an approach focusing on the rightness or wrongness of actions themselves and not on the goodness or badness of the consequences of those actions.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The science which relates to duty or moral obligation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The science of duty; ethics.
The term deontology is derived from the Greek deon which means binding duty.
The word deontology derives from the Greek words for duty
Yet in some of his writings, Greene suggests that this weighs against deontological ethics, indicating that deontology is just a kind of rationalization of unreconstructed emotional prejudices, seeking (as Nietzsche said of Kant) “to prove, in a way that would dumbfound the common man, that the common man was right.”
What is the basis for the "ought" in deontology or the valuation of consequences in consequential ethics?
This solution to the paradox of deontology, which is consistent with the spirit of the patient-centered version, may seem attractive, but it comes at a high cost.
There is another school of thought withing ethics called deontology, which, says that virtue should be judged by intentions.
One Waterboarding is a Tragedy; a Million is a Statistic | Julian Sanchez Civilian life affords us the luxury of a good deal of deontology — better to let ten guilty men go free, and so on.
Civilian life affords us the luxury of a good deal of deontology — better to let ten guilty men go free, and so on.
And one needn't be a raving deontologist to recognize that deontology isn't merely solipsistic.
Journalists should strive to return to the deontology and ethics of the profession