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Difference Between Deon

tology and Teleology

Deon= duty
Telos= results

Business Ethics

Deontology is also referred to as duty-based
It is an approach to ethics that addresses
whether the motives behind certain actions
are right or wrong instead of focusing on
whether the results of the action are right or
It is based on each individuals duty or
obligation towards each other, all living
things, and the environment based on moral
beliefs and values.
It teaches about always acting in good faith
and adheres to the Golden Rule to treat others
the way you want to be treated by them.

The Ten Commandments are best

examples of deontology.
They are moral duties that we have
been taught since we were children,
and we are moulded by them in the
way that we should treat others,
to be fair and not using them to serve
selfish intentions.

Teleology or consequentialism is referred to
as results-oriented ethics. Utilitarianism
It focuses on the purpose of each action
and whether there is an intention or
meaning for the action.
It deals with the consequences /utility of
an action.
It involves examining past experiences in
order to figure out the results of present

An example of teleology is utilitarianism which

is also referred to as the greatest happiness
It measures how much overall pleasure can be
derived from a certain action and how much
pain is averted.

While deontology is based on mans

absolute duty towards mankind and how it
is given priority over results,
teleology is based on the results of an
action and on whether an action produces
greater happiness and less pain.

1.Deontology is an approach to ethics which adheres
to the theory that an end does not justify the means
while teleology is an approach to ethics that adheres
to the theory that the end always justifies the means.
2.Deontology is also known as duty-based ethics while
teleology is also known as results-oriented ethics.
3.Deontology adheres to the Golden Rule which is to
do unto others what you want them to do unto you
while teleology does not; rather, it is also referred to
as the greatest happiness principle because it
justifies an action if it produces the greatest
happiness and least amount of pain.

4.Deontology teaches to be fair and

not to use others for selfish reasons
while teleology teaches about doing
whatever actions produce a result
that is agreeable to a person.
5.Teleology examines past experiences
in order to predict the results of a
present action while deontology
follows what is morally right based
on the values that are instilled in
each person.