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  1. 1. Deontology provides a basis for special duties and obligations to specific people, such as those within ones family. For example, an older brother may have an obligation to protect his little sister when they
  2. 2. EXAMPLE if a person hijacked atrain full of studentsand stated that oneperson would have to diein order for the rest tolive, the person whovolunteers to die is
  3. 3. DEONTOLOGICAL THEORY
  4. 4. The deontological theory states that people should adhere to their obligations and duties when analyzing an ethical dilemma. This means that a person will follow his or her obligations to another
  5. 5. For instance, adeontologist willalways keep hispromises to a friendand will follow thelaw. A person whofollows this theory
  6. 6. WEAKNESSES OF THE THEORYthere is no rationale or logical basis for deciding an individuals duties. For instance, businessman may decide that it is his duty to always be on time to meetings. Although this appears to be a noble duty we do not know why the
  7. 7. A similar scenariounearths two otherfaults ofdeontology includingthe fact thatsometimes a personsduties conflict, and
  8. 8. For instance, if the deontologist who must be on time to meetings is running late, how is he supposed to drive? Is the deontologist supposed to speed, breaking his duty to society to uphold the law, or is the
  9. 9. This scenario of conflicting obligations does not lead us to a clear ethically correct resolution nor does it protect the welfare of others from the deontologists decision. Since deontology is not

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