Ethical Theories Comparison Chart

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Complete the Ethical Theories Comparison Chart:

Over the course of thousands of years, various theories have been offered to explain the best way to determine what is ethical. The search for “good” or correct actions and thoughts has provided several strong approaches that are actively used today. While all of the various ethical theories seek to lead one to being ethical, they differ on how this should be accomplished. Each approach has its own strengths and weaknesses. It is important to understand these differences when analyzing ethical decisions from various perspectives.

For this Assignment, you are to complete the chart for seven ethical theories based on the following criteria:

  • How is “good” determined: Explain in one or two sentences what the theory argues is the correct way to determine what is right. This is the main argument of the theory in a nutshell.
  • Most Noted Philosopher(s): Name the philosopher or philosophers most closely associated with the theory.
  • Major Strengths: Using phrases or sentences, list at least two major strengths that is specific to that theory.
  • Major Weaknesses: Using phrases or sentences, list at least two major weaknesses that is specific to that theory.

Please put references in an APA format.

HU245 Unit 2 Assignment

Ethical Theories Comparison Chart

Utilitarianism

Ethical Egoism

Ethics of Care

Kantianism

Prima Facie Duties

Divine Command Theory

Virtue Theory

How is “good” Determined

Most Noted Philosopher(s)

Major Strengths

Major Weaknesses

Complete the Ethical Theories Comparison Chart: Over the course of thousands of years, various theories have been offered to explain the best way to determine what is ethical. The search for “good” or correct actions and thoughts has provided several strong approaches that are actively used today. While all of the various ethical theories seek to lead one to being ethical, they differ on how this should be accomplished. Each approach has its own strengths and weaknesses. It is important to understand these differences when analyzing ethical decisions from various perspectives. For this Assignment, you are to complete the chart for seven ethical theories based on the following criteria: o o o o How is “good” determined: Explain in one or two sentences what the theory argues is the correct way to determine what is right. This is the main argument of the theory in a nutshell. Most Noted Philosopher(s): Name the philosopher or philosophers most closely associated with the theory. Major Strengths: Using phrases or sentences, list at least two major strengths that is specific to that theory. Major Weaknesses: Using phrases or sentences, list at least two major weaknesses that is specific to that theory. Please put references in an APA format. HU245 Unit 2 Assignment Ethical Theories Comparison Chart Utilitarianism Ethical Egoism How is “good” Determined Most Noted Philosopher(s) Major Strengths Major Weaknesses Ethics of Care Kantianism Prima Divine Virtue Facie Command Theory Duties Theory

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School: Rice University

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Running head: ETHICAL THEORIES

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Ethical theories
Student Name:
Professor’s Name:
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ETHICAL THEORIES
Utilitarianism

How is
“good”
Determined

2

Ethical

Ethics of Care Kantianism Prima

Divine

Virtue

Egoism

Facie
Duties

Command
Theory

Theory

This theory
holds on acting
morally and
considering the
act bears the
greatest
amount of good
to the majority

Acting in
one's selfinterest to
behave
ethically.
Therefore, its
goals are for
the greatest

This theory
states that
caring is the
basic input to
morality. This
simply refers
to the
relationship

Focusing
on the
structure of
moral
judgment
is
heightened
by this

This theory
relates to
making
moral
choices
guided by
an
individual

Morality is
subject to
God’s
command as
argued by
this theory.
Therefore, a
right action

This theory
emphasizes
on an
individual’s
character
rather than
the outcome
of his moral

of the people
(A r n t z e n i u s ,
( 2 0 1 4 ).
Therefore, this
is the correct
way to
determine what
is right.

good of
oneself
...

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