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8) Compare and contrast Deontological ethics  and Consequentialism. (250 words)

Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships.

8) Compare and contrast Deontological ethics  and Consequentialism. (250 words)

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Why this question:

The question focuses on different approaches of ethical evaluation.

Key demand of the question:

The answer must provide for a detailed analysis involving comparison and contrast of the two philosophies of ethics namely – Deontological ethics  and Consequential ethics .


Compare and contrast provide for a detailed comparison of the two types, their features that are similar as well as different. One must provide for detailed assessment of the two.

Structure of the answer:


One can start by defining the two types- Deontological ethics  and Consequential ethics.


The question is straightforward , one has to define specific feature of each school of ethics – Deontological ethics  and Consequential ethics, respective features, differences and provide for comparison that both are necessary and are to be applied situationally. Discuss how Consequentialism is significantly different from Deontology.

Explain the different types in each school with examples.


Conclude with significance of the two schools.