ADJ235 - Week 2 Assignment - Deontological vs Teleological

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Deontological vs. Teleological Ethical Systems Ronda White University of Phoenix, Axia College ADJ 235 Facilitator, George DeAngelis December 3, 2010 Deontological vs. Teleological 1
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As stated by Thomson/Wadsworth, (2005). ”These may be unfamiliar words, but the concepts that underlie them will be very familiar to you.” They were correct. I had never heard of deontological or teleological but knew what the author meant and had dealt with situations involving them. A Deontological ethical system is an approach to ethics, judging the morality of an action based solely on the action's adherence to specific guidelines. If an action is within adherence, then even if it results in a bad consequence, this action is still considered a good act ( Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005 ). A Teleological ethical system is an approach to ethics that judges the morality of an action by the consequence the action provides. Actions may appear bad, but if resulting in good consequences, then it can be considered a good act ( Thomson/Wadsworth, 2005 ). Ethical formalism is defined by whatever category it is speaking of and what is being said or done is good. Ethical formalism is a deontological system. Because the prominent factor for judging whether an act is moral is not its consequence, but simply the motive or intent of the
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