Importance Of Deontology

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“Deontology its Role and Importance to Ethical Thinking"

Deontology comes from the Greek word meaning “Deon”, which in English translates to duty. The theory behind deontology is that we are obligated to act in a certain way, with a certain set of rules and principles regardless of the outcome. Deontological ethics holds, that in any event a few demonstrations are ethically mandatory paying little heed to their outcomes for human welfare. For example, this theory argues the fact that telling a lie is a rule, which shouldn’t be disregarded.
This ethical system gives equal rights to all
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My understanding of this ethical class theory is that it is one of the normative ethics that judges the morality of an action based on the actions adherence to a rule or number of rules. Speaking truth, observing non-violence and unremitting faith in forgiving someone could potentially lead to actions justified on the basis of deontology. By this standard of normative philosophy some methods are right and must be followed through regardless the outcome. I feel my grasp of this theory is well explained in the following example:
If I killed someone and it was in self-defence even if it was self-defence the belief of killing someone is still wrong.

There are many advantages for deontology; here are a few moral rules:

- It is wrong to kill innocent people.
- It is wrong to lie.
- It is wrong to steal.
- Give equal respect to all human beings.
- Provide a clear set of moral rules therefore it is easy to make a decision.

While the disadvantages for deontology would
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- The decisions taken by deontologists can be very drastic.
- No flexibility as it is based on absolutism.

These are the advantages and disadvantages that I believe to be core points within
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