What Is Deontology?

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A theory is a group of ideas, which are testable to prove or disprove a hypothesis of a given situation. (Meriam Webster, 2011) A theory is the starting point of most research, when trying to determine an answer against a given situation or question. The goal of a theory is to justify and support a claim that needs to explain what is being done and demonstrate that it works. The components of a theory are concepts and principles. A concept is a general idea, a plan, and an intention. A principle is a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning. Concepts and principles help us to understand or explain what is going on around us and predict impending events.…show more content…
Mossier states, “Deontology also has a certain appeal, as one sees with the Golden Rule. We don't want people to act badly toward us, so we shouldn't act badly toward them. But, again, deontology has certain drawbacks: Some believe it is too rigid, and thus not always the kind of thing that can be easily applied to real-life situations. (2013)”. Two components in deontology are looking at the reason someone acts the way they do and treating others the way that you would like to be treated. They relationship between them is that they look at the person and how to fix their actions rather than directly focusing on the consequences on the action…show more content…
If another person can replicate the same ending prognosis using different types of evidence and data and get the outcome as the original, then we know the theory is valid because it has the same outcome each time. Evidence and data is information that makes something clear and furnishes proof. Evidence and data is collected in my ways, such as experiments, observation, surveys, research, and experiences. Evidence and data allows us to see if our theory is on the right track, basically it allows us to connect the dots and see the linking features. Mossier states, “Virtue ethics is distinct from both utilitarianism and deontology. Rather than focusing on the consequences of the act we wish to evaluate, or the reason or rule that guides the action, we look at the character of the person performing the act. Virtue ethics, thus, seeks to determine not what makes an act good but what makes a person virtuous. (2013)”. The evidence needed when conducting a theory and using virtue ethics would be gather a group of people and focus on each individual person and then separate them into sub-categories. By observing each person and group, data can then be
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