Ethics Essay Eth316 Week1

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Ethics Essay ETH/ 316 February 22, 2016 Ethics Essay When it comes to deontological, virtue, and utilitarianism theories, they all have differences. They also have a few similarities. The deontological theory focuses on the logic of a moral judgment. A good example of the deontological theory would be lying. If every person on planet earth came together and said lying is ok, and started lying to each other some would still feel it is morally wrong. The virtue theory describes a person as either good or bad, there is no middle. Either you are a citizen who is good and trustworthy, or you are devious and bad. An example of this theory could is described in car theft scenario. If a good kid who helps people every day, respects his mother, and does everything he or she is told is peer pressured into stealing a car no matter what he has done in the past, he is considered a bad person based on the virtue theory. The utilitarianism theory is based on weighing out options in a situation, and basically picking the option in which the action will have the best consequence for the individual at hand. A good example of the utilitarianism theory would be a vegetarian man stuck on an island that only had wild animals to eat. The man will think it is wrong to kill and eat these animals, but he will eventually come around because he wants to survive. Morally the man may think it is wrong to eat meat, but he believes more in his survival. A good example I have about myself would be my experience in the United States Marine Corps. Ever since I was a child I have always despised any kind of structured system such as schools and fraternities. I have always felt organizations like these have prevented people from truly discovering their own individuality. Despite my beliefs, when I was 18 I joined the U.S. Marine Corps. It was definitely the same type of controlled,

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