Teleological Ethical Theories

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There are two types of ethical systems in Ethics and Leadership, deontological and teleological. Deontological “approaches to decision making look at the action and decide whether it is right or wrong,” (Toni Romero, 2013). 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 wrong,” (Emelda, 2011). An example of deontological ethical system would be the Ten Commandments which are rules that were instilled in us as children and we have lived by them. Teleological “examines past experiences in order to predict the results of a present action which focuses on the purpose of each action and whether there is a meaning for the …show more content…
They are “engaged in the worst forms of child labor such as commercial and sexual exploitation,” (Region/Country, 2016). The framework that would be used to support the proponents statement would be teleology. Teleological is focuses on the purpose of an end goal. There are three types of the teleological ethical theories: ethical egoism, utilitarianism, and eudalmonism. Ethical Egoism is “an action is good if it produces or is likely to produce results, even at the expense of others,” (Business Jargons, 2016). Utilitarianism “holds that an action is good if it results in maximum satisfaction for a large number of people who are likely to get affected by the action,” (Business Jargons, 2016). Eudaimonism is “a teleological theory which posits, that an action is good if it results in the fulfillment of goals along with the welfare of the human beings,” (Business Jargons, 2016). Proponents care more about the job getting done at a cheaper wage without thinking about the risks that it may put the children in. Although it may be beneficial for the child’s family, it still a risk for children to deal with dangerous child

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