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de·on·tol·o·gy

(dē'on-tol'ŏ-jē),
The study of professional ethics and duties.
[G. deon (deont-), that which is binding, pr. part. ntr. of dei, (impers.) it behooves, fr. deō, to bind, + logos, study]

deontology

(de?on-tol'o-je) [Gr. deonta, needful, + logos, word, reason]
System of ethical decision making that is based on moral rules and unchanging principles.
See: ethics
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As Robinson explained, under either a deontological or empirical conception of desert, the amount of punishment depends upon the ordinal rank of the offense within a hierarchy defined by agreed upon endpoints.
Likewise, deontological injunctions against unjustified killing,
An excellent book-length comparison of deontological, consequentialist, and virtue ethics is: Baron Marcia, Philip Pettit, and Michael Slote.
If (as we shall see later) a deontological moral impulse to advance the cause of corrective justice provides judges with a reason to act (that is, to develop the common law to plug a doctrinal gap), while incrementalism provides the method for doing so, legal imagination is the link between the two.
To refrain from infringing on the freedom of the press, silencing writers, forbidding opinions, or closing down newspapers or television channels during the President's term, while abiding by the law and the deontological code of journalists.
thus a poor deontological foil for the economic theory of trademark law.
This is a complex point, especially given the divergence between different accounts of rightness and goodness and the different structures of deontological and consequentialist theories.
These include a rights-based approach (Chapter 2); a deontological approach (Chapter 4); a consequentialist approach (Chapter 5); and a global environmental approach (Chapter 9).
The titling of the individual works apes the mechanics of 1960s Minimalism: Starting with Deontological Picture A, 2011, the show concludes with Deontological Picture A + IX, 2011.
Besides bases and modes of response characteristic of virtue ethics and consequentialism, the Dalai Lama's ethics also contains bases and modes typical of deontological ethics.
Deontological positions involve each individual considering their duties when deciding what action to take.