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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 | | | |
| Utilitarianism | Deontological | Virtue ethics |
|
Definition | “Moral decisions
require taking full advantage of the benefits as well as minimizing the
damage to society. (Trevino & Nelson, 2007)”Or moral worth can determine only by the result outcome. One can only weight the morality of an action after knowing the consequences. | “Somebody who
concentrates on
carrying out what is “right” consistent
with their own ethics as it’s as ideals.
(Trevino & Nelson, 2007)” “So this approach judges the morality of someone action based on the action's adherence to a rule or rules, according to which the rightness of an action is determined by its consequences.” | This focuses more on the integrity of the moral actor than on the moral act itself.”“A concentration on virtue ethics, or
honesty, deal mainly with an individual’s character,
inspirations, as their objectives, in
place of results or regulations, as their crucial factor of
moral philosophy.”
(Trevino & Nelson, 2007) |
Ethical thinker associated with theory | Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart | Immanuel Kant | Plato and Aristotle |
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 & Nelson, 2007)”.Got to weight between good and bad consequences. | “What action nets the best consequences over bad consequences? Comes within reach of a decision by looking at various activities as well as results…...