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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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On these grounds Dougherty argues that a deontological theory could contain only agent-neutral rules like DR and thus that deontology can be agent-neutral.
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.
Deontological theories deny that moral good can be read off from nonmoral goods.
It also identifies a strategy that has the potential to undermine what the field recognizes as the two great rhetorical strengths of the pro-life movement: deontological language and techniques to privilege <life> over <choice>.
It would be more equitable to all stakeholders to unify this 'ends justify the means' approach with Kant's deontological approach of being logically consistent.
The initial objective of this study was to determine whether these values, which are controlled by the principle of responsibility, were learned through the professional practice of journalism, or were adopted from the deontological code for the journalistic profession.
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Tannaitic law is expressed predominantly through deontological rhetoric, that is, as a system of fixed prohibitions and obligations that define what members of the Jewish community may or may not do.
According to Immanuel Kant's deontological ethics, people are ends in themselves, so killing innocents is always wrong.
Besides bases and modes of response characteristic of virtue ethics and consequentialism, the Dalai Lama's ethics also contains bases and modes typical of deontological ethics.
The titling of the individual works apes the mechanics of 1960s Minimalism: Starting with Deontological Picture A, 2011, the show concludes with Deontological Picture A + IX, 2011.