Ethical Theories Chart

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Appendix B

Ethical Theories Chart

Complete the chart below using information from the weekly readings and additional research if necessary. Include APA formatted in-text citations when applicable and list all references at the bottom of the page.

Ethical Theory



Virtue ethics

Moral decisions require taking full advantage of the benefits as well as minimizing the damage to society. (Trevino and Nelson)

Somebody who concentrates on carrying out what is “right” consistent with their own ethics as well as ideals. (Trevino and Nelson)A concentration on virtue ethics, or honesty, deal mainly with an individual’s character, inspirations, as well as objectives, in place of results or regulations, as their crucial factor of moral philosophy. (Trevino and Nelson) Ethical thinker associated with theory

Jeremy Bentham

Immanuel Kant
Rosalind Hursthouse
Decision-making process
What action nets the best consequences over bad consequences? Comes within reach of a decision by looking at various activities as well as results that are related with a problem. (Trevino and Nelson)

A deontological philosopher takes decisions on the basis of good as well as bad. A good decision is respecting others irrespective of their status, keeping promises, and always telling the truth at the same time a bad decision is telling lies, stealing, disrespect, and disregard for other people. A deontological A good philosopher takes decisions on the basis of the community standards without getting to go through a procedure of making a decision what is shocking, good quality, incorrect or correct without getting a clash of interests. (Trevino and Nelson) Workplace example

A workplace example would be if an employee witnessed another employee taking company food home to their five children. Knowingly, seeing the other employee stealing, but yet in their mind they kept thinking how the...
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