Unformatted text preview: rm good actions, and it provides us
with rules for doing so. Yet the deontological approach
does not tell us how to do good. In a sense, the deontological approach is similar to the
“Five commandments" (Serve public interest, respect
the constitution and law, demonstrate personal
integrity, promote ethical organizations, strive for
professional excellence) developed by the American
Society for Public Administration for its membership. It contains rules or "moral standards,” but it does not
guarantee that we will follow the rules any more than
the American Society for Public Administration's Code
of Ethics guarantees that the membership will act in
accordance with those rules.
accordance Defining Ethics
Defining From a teleological perspective, ethics also
examines human actions and their
consequences—not so much by applying
absolute standards or rules, but by reflecting on
their meaning and determining their rightness
or wrongness depending on the situation,
circumstances and intention of the actor.
circumstances 22 THE DEONTOLOGICAL AND TELEOLOGICAL
APPROACHES Deontological theory provides objective laws, rules,
standards or criteria to ena...
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