ETH/316 Ethics And Social Responsibility

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Ethics Alo ETH/316 Ethics and Social Responsibility May 13, 2015 Ethics Ethical theory is an important tool required for human life. Without ethics, our actions would be purposeless. The variety of ethic theories help guide an individual’s behavior in relation to somebody Without ethics, our actions would be unplanned and irrational (Manias, Monroe, & Till, 2013, Chapter 1-7). This paper will compare similarities and differences between virtue theory, utilitarianism, and deontological ethics; ethics and morality of each theory. ETH/316AlsoAlAAlso, within is a personal experience, which explains the relationship between virtue, values, and moral concepts as they relate to one of the said theories. Virtue Ethics Virtue theory…show more content…
This theory allows an individual to make a decision that may increase suffering, as long as the consequences are justified (Rawls, 1999). It praises the law over personal morals of the individual. On the contrary, deontological ethics has a classification of a person’s devotion to moral duty. According to Rawls (1999), a deontologist does what they say they will do and mean what they…show more content…
The theory that I relate to the most is the virtue theory because it focuses on the moral codes that I have developed through personal life experiences. An experience that I can relate to this theory relates back to my military service. My job was to enforce the law by arresting/apprehending all individuals that broke the law. For instance, whenever I pulled an individual over for speeding, I would issue him or her a citation for their committed infraction. My decision is virtuous as the individual was creating an unsafe environment, and I was following a moral code. If I were to issue a citation for every circumstance, it would be seen as deontological ethics. Conclusion In conclusion, through the comparison and dissimilarities of the three theories one can gain further understanding of the importance that ethics and social responsibility. The similarities between the three theories represent the good in people, their strive for excellence and justification. The differences in the three theories begin with the ethics and morality. The power of ethics is something that is encounter on a daily basis.

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