Origin of deontologyfrom Classical Greek deon (gen. deontos), that which is binding, necessity from dein, to bind (see diadem) + -logy
An example of deontology is the belief that killing someone is wrong, even if it was in self-defense.
Origin of deontologyGreek deon deont- obligation, necessity ( from ) ( neuter present participle of dein to need, lack ; see deu-1 in Indo-European roots.) -logy
From Ancient Greek δέον (deon, “that which is binding, needful, right, proper”) + λόγος (logos, “argument”).
- In 1789) and in the Deontology (published posthumously in 1834).
- 2 In the Deontology published by Bowring from MSS.
- Every percept is such a starting-point; it is an immediate certainty, remaining with us unmodified as the basis 1 Deontology, p. 42.
- This edition does not include the Deontology, which, much rewritten, had been published by Bowring in 1834.