Essay on Teleological and Deontological Ethical Systems

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Abstract There are similarities and differences in deontological and teleological ethical systems. Each of the ethical systems will be discussed in a compare and contrast so that they are made clear to what they mean. There are seven major ethical systems that are either deontological systems or they are teleological systems.

Teleological and Deontological Ethical Systems

When looking at two separate definitions and trying to tell the differences between the two there will also be similarities that come out. There are differences and similarities between the deontological and teleological ethical systems. Ethical formalism is a deontological
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An example of this would be if a person is driving down the road and sees someone stranded they decided to stop and help with no expectations of being repaid for their kindness. A form of Teleological system is Utilitarianism. Utilitarianism is where the good outcome is determined by the consequences of the action. Utilitarianism believes that you should always act to produce the greatest possible outcome of good and evil to everyone. The other five major ethical systems are Religion, Natural Law, The Ethics of Virtue, The Ethics of Care and Egoism. To first start off Religion is the most used source for individual ethics. Religion gives people a sense of knowing exactly what is right and wrong because there are guidelines to religion. For example there are the Ten Commandments that a majority of the religions use to set a standard or guideline to how they should live their life. Natural Law has no ties to any religious figures but does have a universal set of things that are right and wrong and close to those of the religious beliefs. Natural Law is where what is natural in the world is what sets morality, and that what is natural is good. An example would be that humans socialize and that leads to good deeds and that is natural and moral. Natural Law and Religion are a Deontological system because there are some things that come naturally to humans that may look like a good act it may have

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