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teleological approach to ethics easier and more
26 THE DEONTOLOGICAL AND TELEOLOGICAL
We share our human nature. We have intellects and
free wills. We have consciences. We know by nature
that certain things are right or wrong.
We do not need an exhaustive list of actions branded
as right and wrong. We have a sense of what is right
and what is wrong after we experience an action or
consider the meaning of our own or another's action.
We have the capacity to reflect on, or assess the
nature, circumstances and purpose of a particular
We compare it with other actions, look at alternative
courses of action and make a judgment about this
27 THE DEONTOLOGICAL AND TELEOLOGICAL
APPROACHES This is a process of ethical decision making. It is the
teleological approach. It may be subjective, but it is a
personal process that involves the steps described
above. In the final analysis, this process...
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