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Deontology

 

a branch of ethics that deals with the problem of duty. The term was introduced by the English utilitarian philosopher J. Bentham, who used the term to denote a theory of morality in general (Deontology, or the Science of Morals, vols. 1–2, 1834).

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In this case, deontological ethics would be much less demanding.
Finally, ACM members are told to respect copyright law (1.5), a deontological ethic grounded in the idea of following a predefined set of moral rules because of those rules.
This also means that Plato/Socrates' theories of virtue, Kant's deontological ethics and Bentham or Mill's teleological theories outlined and discussed above cannot alone lead to ethical fitness.
The move to prudence also opens the door to pro-choice arguments that pro-lifers could previously dismiss with an appeal to deontological ethics. Many of the symposium writers oppose punishments for women, because they believe these punishments would not significantly decrease the number of abortions when weighed against the harm the punishments inflict on women who abort.
Contrariwise, it is a critique of the version of deontological ethics espoused by principlism.
Rather than say, then, that virtue ethics focuses on being, and that character and deontological ethics focus on action or doing, we prefer to say that virtue ethics gives precedence to virtue, character, and being over action and doing.
deontological ethics and of the liberal political philosophy that sprang
The fiduciary duty within the professional relationship could be considered under either virtue ethics, for example based on the professional's character, or also under deontological ethics, specifically beneficence (to do good or the right thing).
In deontological ethics, actions that adhere to an ethical code are right actions.
(5) In this way, "efficient breach" (perhaps relabeled "efficient performance" or "efficient cancellation option" in the interest of more favorable marketing (6)) can easily be squared with deontological ethics.
Unlike 40 or 50 years ago, virtue ethics now competes with utilitarian and deontological ethics for adherents.