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Deontology vs. Teleology

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Deontologynoun

(ethics) Ethics.

Teleologynoun

(philosophy) The study of the purpose or design of natural occurrences.

Deontologynoun

(ethics) The normative ethical position that judges the morality of an action based on the action's adherence to rules or obligations rather than either the inherent goodness or the consequences of those actions.

Teleologynoun

(by extension) An instance of such a design or purpose, usually in natural phenomena.

Deontologynoun

The science which relates to duty or moral obligation.

Teleologynoun

The use of a purpose or design rather than the laws of nature to explain an occurrence.

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Teleologynoun

The doctrine of the final causes of things

Teleologynoun

(philosophy) a doctrine explaining phenomena by their ends or purposes

Teleology

Teleology (from τέλος, telos, 'end', 'aim', or 'goal,' and λόγος, logos, 'explanation' or 'reason') or finality is a reason or explanation for something as a function of its end, purpose, or goal, as opposed to as a function of its cause. A purpose that is imposed by a human use, such as the purpose of a fork to hold food, is called extrinsic.Natural teleology, common in classical philosophy, though controversial today, contends that natural entities also have intrinsic purposes, irrespective of human use or opinion.

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