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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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Despite these regulations that have been issued in recent years and contain severe punitive sanctions, there is little research investigating the deontological violations in Turkey.
We are simply stating that Rawls' approach, given its deontological flavor, may present itself as demanding as consequentialist ethics.
What's more, deontological libertarianism's insensitivity to costs and benefits implies that your freedom may be restricted in wildly unreasonable ways.
Aria Stark, the youngest daughter of the Lord of Winterfell, Eddard Stark, and his wife Catelyn Stark, seems to be torn between the deontological and the teleological approaches.
The problem is that plausible absolute deontological prohibitions are very rare (if they exist at all).
Thus, the other way to look at the differences between consequentialist and deontological accounts is that these two could be joined into a more holistic, or pluralistic, approach to competition law.
Revocation of the license is the most severe penalty that is applied to doctors who have seriously violated the deontological norms and this always has to be imposed by the Federal Council of Medicine.
The belonging of individuals to ethnic groups cannot be invoked along with the principles of justice (as stipulated by the deontological liberalism) to regulate the public space.
I shall, accordingly, speak broadly, conventionally, and somewhat vaguely of the goal- or outcome-based family of ethical theories as teleological, in opposition to the family of duty-based theories known as deontological.
The deontological problem of the care for the drug consumers and addicts raises for the present and for the entire medical staff--many questions and offer new perspectives for diferentiated answers according to certain concrete situations.
We tend to see in this way of reasoning about journalistic methods a direct connection with Russian professional and deontological traditions in the normative understanding of journalism.
Importantly, even though many leftists and some liberals had since the French Revolution opposed exploitation by working to establish deontological institutions that could rein-in industrial capitalist excesses--Social Democrats infiltrating the state to erect institutional bulwarks against markets, and Liberal Democrats seeking to protect the individual from arbitrary incursions upon atomist liberty by the collective, for example--deep ecology asserted that 'the system' which this Old Left took for granted was structured to produce falseness.