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Barry University History of The West Systems of Ethics Discussion Paper

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Please answer in paragraph form: 1) Explain each of the three systems of ethics

in the history of the west in detail.

THE THREE SYSTREMS ARE:

  • VIRTUE ETHICS
  • DEONTOLOGY
  • UTILITARIANISM

Tell me one strength and one weakness of
each system. Argue which system is the strongest of the three and why.

2) Explain Peter Singer's argument from unnecessary suffering in detail as well
as his account of speciesism. Argue whether his account of suffering as a moral
question is accurate or not and why?

NB: I need APA format with a cover page.

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Please answer in paragraph form: 1) Explain each of the three systems of ethics in the history of the west in detail. THE THREE SYSTREMS ARE: VIRTUE ETHICS DEONTOLOGY UTILITARIANISM Tell me one strength and one weakness of each system. Argue which system is the strongest of the three and why. 2) Explain Peter Singer's argument from unnecessary suffering in detail as well as his account of speciesism. Argue whether his account of suffering as a moral question is accurate or not and why? NB: I need APA format with a cover page. ...
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Systems of Ethics – Outline
Thesis statement: This paper will discuss virtue ethics, deontology, and utilitarianism, along
with their strengths and weaknesses, and Peter Singer's argument from unnecessary suffering
and his account of speciesism.
I. Introduction
II. Utilitarianism
A. Description of utilitarianism
B. Strengths of utilitarianism
(i)

It is a single principle that can potentially answer every situation

C. Weaknesses of utilitarianism
(i)

Its no-rest objection

III. Deontology
A. Description of deontology
B. Strengths of deontology
(i)

Its valuation of motivation over consequences

C. Weaknesses of deontology
IV. Virtue ethics
A. Description of virtue ethics
B. Strengths of virtue ethics
(i)

Its focus on character traits

C. Weaknesses of virtue ethics
(i)

Its lack of focus

V. Argument for the strongest
A. Utilitarianism
VI. Peter Singer’s argument from unnecessary suffering


Running head: SYSTEMS OF ETHICS

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Systems of Ethics
Name
Institution

SYSTEMS OF ETHICS

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Systems of Ethics
Introduction

Each day, society becomes accustomed to various ethical issues that arise due to
various actions by humans. Humans have to engage in ethical reasoning to deliver some of
their actions to ensure that they promote the good of society. People use different forms of
ethical reasoning to arrive at a conclusion about something. The three primary philosophical
approaches to consider in ethical reasoning are virtue ethics, deontological ethics, and
utilitarianism. All three systems of ethics are regarded as normative ethics or a process of
determining ethical behaviors. This paper will discuss virtue ethics, deontology, and
utilitarianism, along with their strengths and weaknesses, and Peter Singer's argument from
unnecessary suffering and his account of speciesism.
Utilitarianism
Utilitarianism is normative ethics that entail the determination of right from wrong by
focusing on the outcomes. Utilitarianism falls under the consequentialist ethics that refer to
the determination of the moral content of any particular action using the real and expected
consequences of that particular action. According to consequentialist ethics, one considers an
action morally good if the consequence of the ac...

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