the three teleological frameworks and the three deontological frameworks.

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List and discuss in depth the three teleological frameworks and the three deontological frameworks. What are the advantages and disadvantages of each? Of these six frameworks, with which one do you most associate?

Teleological frameworks focus in the results of the conduct of the individual is favorable or not. The three teleological frameworks are ethical egoism, utilitarianism, Sidgwick’s dualism.

“Ethical egoism is based on the belief that every individual should act in a way to promote himself or herself if the net result will generate, on balance, positive rather than negative results” (Stanwick & Stanwick, 2009, p. 4). This framework permits self-interest to play a role in the action of the person only if those actions
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(Stanwick & Stanwick, 2009).

The third is Sidgwick’s Dualism. This framework was an attempt to bridge the gap between the two competing ethical frameworks of ethical egoism and utilitarianism by Henry Sidgwick. The core of his argument was that both theories had elements of using cost-benefits analysis to help analyze the actions of the individual. Sidgwick called rational benevolent that stated that the utilitarianism is the foundation component in any ethical framework and prudence was called that the self-interest of ethical egoism must be included in the ethical framework. (Stanwick & Stanwick, 2009). He stated that a harmony can exist among both points of view, prudence, and rational benevolent by having a rational ethical model and his conclusion expressed in Stanwick & Stanwick, 2009, was “that there had to be some reconciliation between them to explain how individuals act in their own self-interest as well as in those interests of other” (Stanwick & Stanwick, 2009, p. 6).
One of the advantages of these teleological frameworks is that decisions can be used to present different arguments from a business perspective. When this framework judges the consequences of the act rather than the act itself even if the act itself is questionable for some people and that can be a disadvantage.
Deontological frameworks focus on the duty or obligation in

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