Definition of "deontology" []

  • (noun) Ethical theory concerned with duties and rights.

Use "deontology" in a sentence

  • "The term deontology is derived from the Greek deon which means binding duty."
  • "The word deontology derives from the Greek words for duty"
  • "Yet in some of his writings, Greene suggests that this weighs against deontological ethics, indicating that deontology is just a kind of rationalization of unreconstructed emotional prejudices, seeking (as Nietzsche said of Kant) “to prove, in a way that would dumbfound the common man, that the common man was right.”"

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