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What does deontological mean?

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Deontological theories of ethics are those which are duty-oriented or act-oriented.

Hence, deontological theories assume that the apurpose of ethics is to identify the good in terms of what is moral. That is to say, deontological theories identify the morality of an action in terms of whether it ought to be done, apart from whether the action has good consequences.

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