Philosophical Approaches to Ethical Decision Making Matrix

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Associate Level Material Appendix B Philosophical Approaches to Ethical Decision Making Matrix Determine the ethical course of action for the following three scenarios from the perspective of each of the three philosophical approaches: consequentialism, deontology, and virtue ethics. Then, complete the matrix below by writing a few sentences stating the ethical course of action and the reasoning from that approach’s perspective. Clearly differentiate the reasons for each of the three approaches. Keep in mind that, although rationale might differ, the ethical course of action for a given scenario might be the same for each philosophical approach. Be sure to state the ethical course of action as well as the rationale…show more content…
| | |Deontology |The city is in distress financially and is in need of help, making the decision | | | |good for the community. The proposal assists the obligation of the mayor to the | | | |community and the mayor should look at the positive outcome. | | |Virtue Ethics |The nursing home and the new project will ensure that everyone in the community | | | |has benefited to the decision. | |Scenario 2 |Consequentialism |By Catalina reporting the sale, the extra bonuses will be missed by everyone, but| | | |the positives outnumber the negatives. | | |Deontology |She is part of a team and has an obligation to her team, why should her team | | | |suffer because she could not make her sales quota? | | |Virtue Ethics |Catalina’s reputation is on the line, it is not right for her to report
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