Aristotle - Principle of Ethics Essay

877 Words Aug 22nd, 2011 4 Pages
aRISTOTLE |
Principle of Ethics |
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A married couple, both addicted to drugs, is unable to care for their infant daughter. She is taken from them by court order and placed in a foster home. The years pass. She comes to regard her foster parents as her real parents. They love her as they would their own daughter. When the child is 9 years old, the natural parents, rehabilitated from drugs, begin court action to regain custody. The case is decided in their favor. The child is
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Agent-centered theories and the agent-relative reasons on which they are based not only direct each of us to do or not to do certain things they also instruct me to treat friends, family, a certain way because they are, human beings even if by neglecting them I could do more for other friends and families.
I feel the difference between the consequentiality theories and the deontological theories judge the morality of choices by criteria different than the states of affairs those choices bring about roughly speaking, deontologists of all stripes hold that some choices cannot be justified by their effects that no matter how morally good their consequences, some choices are morally forbidden. On deontological theories accounts of morality, we cannot make certain wrongful choices even if by doing so the number of wrongful choices will be minimized because other people will be prevented from engaging in similar wrongful choices. What makes a choice right is its conformity with a moral norm. Such norms are to be simply obeyed by each moral mediator. In this sense, for deontologists, the right has priority over the good. If an act is not in accord with the right, it may not be undertaken, no matter the good that it might produce including even a good consisting of acts in accordance with the right.
Deontological theories, is an approach to ethics that focuses…