Virtue Theory, Utilitarianism, and Deontological Ethics Comparison

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Virtue Theory, Utilitarianism, and Deontological Ethics Comparison ETH/316 April 16, 0213 INSTRUCTOR: Virtue Theory, Utilitarianism, and Deontological Ethics Comparison Virtue Theory, Utilitarianism, and Deontological Ethics are ethical systems that at work well for people. They are designed to help people to live more moral and ethical lives once that definition is reached. Each of these systems is the same in this regard but as each individual person is different so a group of people’s ideas are of what is moral and what is ethical and how to live by a standard. Two similarities are very certain right away in these systems. They all have founders, and they all try to set a standard of what is most important, and they try to keep that in perspective as the most important value. Virtue Theory is a term for theories that puts emphasis in a man’s virtuous character in moral philosophy. This is different from doing good acts to bring about good consequences. Virtue ethics is the normative theory that the promotion f one’s own good is in accordance with morality. The problem with this definition or the definition of virtue is it is not a set definition until man sets what is right and wrong or what is ethical. In the wild Wild West hang wrong criminals in the street was seen as just and ethical but not today. Utilitarian’s seek to attain pleasure as the reward for their good deeds. Pleasure without pain is the main objective as a Utilitarian. Ethical principles are that there are consequences for every action not just for the person committing the action but could be for others. There are several types of Utilitarian ethics but these sums up the basis. This system seems to be more stable than the virtue system but somewhat flexible as compared to the Deontological system. Deontological Ethics are based of strict rules. There is no gray area in this ethical
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