Ethics Paper

681 Words Sep 29th, 2012 3 Pages
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,
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When observing the different ethical theories one may believe that although their differences are unique there are similarities in them. One may state that a similarity between utilitarian and deontology is that they both require one to consider their duty something that should be done and considering the character of an individual is if it will be done. If an individual has morals and character he or she may consider it their duty to do what is morally correct.
On the other hand although their similarities are close knit; they each have a distinct difference depending on the individual. For instance, recently the complex next door caught fire due to bad wiring. The company put all the tenants up for the weekend because they believed that this is what they ought to do. After the weekend the tenants were told that the situation had been turned over to their insurance company and it was out of their hands. The tenants believe that the company should hold their self-responsible and accommodate them much more.
The utilitarian theory would say that the company is responsible and that they ought to do the right thing. But what is the right thing. The deontology theory may say that it is the company’s duty to accommodate the tenants in any way possible because the fire was their fault. While the virtue theory considers the character of the company, it may be that the company has no compassion and goes strictly by the book. The virtue theory deals with character of

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