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Barbara Avery
April 11, 2012
Monica McMorise

EthicsWrite a 350- to 700-word essay comparing the similarities and differences between virtue theory, utilitarianism, and deontological ethics. Include the following in your essay:

· A description of the differences in how each theory addresses ethics and morality

· A personal experience to explain the relationship between virtue, values, and moral concepts as they relate to one of the three theories

When discussing ethics and the similarities of the different lenses one should explain what the lenses are. A description of the differences in which each theory addresses ethics and morality. A personal experience can be used to explain virtue, values, and moral codes

First of all, ethics may be defined as, the basic concepts and fundamental principles of human right conduct which includes the study of universal value. Ethics deal with the question of what is morally right or wrong. These orals deal not only with your business life but also our personal life. There are ethical lenses which include virtue theory, utilitarian and deontological theory. Virtue theory is dealing mainly with the character of a person. This theory emphasizes one’s character not he obligations or duties that are expected of them. Virtues are qualities that virtually morally good and desirable in a person. Utilitarian usually answers the question “What one ought to do in a situation.” A utilitarian may answer this question with the statement that individual should do whatever is the greater good for everyone involved. Utilitarian often involves accessing the consequences of one’s actions and what will resolve in the best interest of all involved. Deontological theory relates to ethics as a duty rather than a moral responsibility. When describing the deontology theory one must wonder is there a difference when considering what is morally and is this not your duty to do such. Deontology theory...
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