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Ehical Theories: Teleological and Deontological

Ethical theories can be divided into the following two groups: teleological and deontological. First, discuss what teleological ethical theories and deontological theories of ethics are, comparing the two.

Next, give examples of how ethical conduct would be analyzed according to each of these two types of theories. Which of these two types of theories do you find more valid for analyzing ethical conduct? Explain.

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Ethical theories are the acceptable behavior of people in their societal environment; teleological theory is consequences related to an action which results in good consequences and is ethical. Deontological theory says that doing our duty correctly is ethical.


Ethics are socially acceptable behavior. They are moral foundations based on which people's decisions and behavior regarding personal life, social life and business life are decided. These are divided into two classes. They are teleological and deontological ethical theories.

Teleological ethical theory:

This theory defines right action in terms of the good action. They are characterized primarily by a focus on the consequences which any action might have. Thus, in order to make correct moral choices, we have to have some understanding of what will result from our choices. When we make choices which result in the correct consequences, then we are acting morally. When we make choices which result in the incorrect consequences, then we are acting immorally.

Deontological theories of ...

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This response defines teleological and deontological ethic theories and then discusses the validity of each in response to ethical conduct. Examples are provided.