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Emphasis on universal imperatives; such moral laws, duties, obligations, prohibitions, and the like (sometimes also called imperativism).

Deontologism is usually contrasted with teleologism (an emphasis on goals) or consequentialism (an emphasis on results); but sometimes it is also contrasted with egoism or eudaimonism (an emphasis on personal happiness or fulfillment as opposed to conformance with moral imperatives).

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