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de·on·tol·o·gy

(dē′ŏn-tŏl′ə-jē)
n. pl. de·on·tol·o·gies
1. Ethical or moral theory concerned with duties and rights.
2. The doctrine that ethical status of an action lies in its adherence to a set of rules.

[Greek deon, deont-, obligation, necessity (from neuter present participle of dein, to need, lack; see deu-1 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots) + -logy.]

de·on′to·log′i·cal (-tə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
de·on′to·log′i·cal·ly adv.
de′on·tol′o·gist n.
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deontology

(ˌdiːɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Philosophy) the branch of ethics dealing with duty, moral obligation, and moral commitment
[C19: from Greek deon duty (see deontic) + -logy]
ˌdeonˈtologist n
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de•on•tol•o•gy

(ˌdi ɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
ethics dealing esp. with duty, moral obligation, and right action.
[1820–30; < Greek deont- that which is binding (s. of déon, neuter present participle of deîn to bind) + -o- + -logy]
de`on•to•log′i•cal (-tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
de`on•tol′o•gist, n.
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deontology

the branch of philosophy concerned with ethics, especially that branch dealing with duty, moral obligation, and right action. — deontologist, n. — deontological, adj.
See also: Ethics
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deontology

The branch of ethics that deals with moral responsibility.
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Translations

deontology

[ˌdiːɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ] Ndeontología f
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deontology

nPflichtethik f, → Deontologie f
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Sheeran alludes to the fact that 'While deontologists are content with focusing on laws and rules as the principal guidance for public administrators on morality, even they recognize that laws and regulations are insufficient.
The researchers turned to the deontologists to attest to the integrity of the research; medical deontology and the ethics of research on human beings were still not yet clearly distinguished, though the Norplant controversy would contribute precisely to changing this situation.
Many deontologists explain the epistemic value of justification in terms of its instrumental role in promoting truth--the original source of value in the epistemic domain.
Since the Romantics are teleologists more than they are deontologists, a transformed utilitarianism has its appeal.