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List and discuss in depth the three teleological frameworks and the three deontological frameworks. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Of these six frameworks, with which one do you most associate?

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There are three teleological frameworks. They are ethical egoism, utilitarianism, and Sedgwick's dualism.

Ethical egoism is based on the belief that every individual should act in a way to promote him or herself if the net result will generate, on balance, positive rather than negative results (Stanwick & Stanwick, 2009). It is driven by one's ego and self-interest play major role in actions of an individual. These actions are deemed positive as their perceptions are the driving factors involved. Ethical Egoim looks at the individual rather than the majority and can be driven by selfish factors.

Utilitarianism can be based on single acts of individuals (act utilitarianism) or on guiding behavior indirectly through an evaluation of ethical conduct via rules procedures ( rule utilitarianism) (Stanwick & Stanwick, 2009). This framework is said to capture generous behavior. This principle focuses on the overall result of an action and excludes the motives for the said action. It can be argued that there are major contradictions with this framework as it is ...

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(625 Word Count) There are three teleological frameworks. They are ethical egoism, utilitarianism, and Sedgwick's dualism. The solution looks at them, and the three deontological frameworks in some detail with a reference.

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