February 10, 2014
Ethical growth is an important instrument needed in today’s society. Virtue, deontological, and utilitarianism theories have similarities and differences. Each theory relates to morals and ethics in precise ways, just as virtue, values, and morality have a precise relationship with one another.
Virtue theory relates to ethics by identifying the character of a person as honorable, dependable, loyal, honest, or as untrustworthy, deceiving, careless, or self-serving. Basically a person is described as “good” or “bad”, or a mixture of both. People develop character throughout life as a mirror image of his or her morals. Virtue ethics define a person’s …show more content…
In order to really understand each of these three theories, it is very important to see and understand the differences as well as the similarities between each theory. The three theories are similar in the sense that there is a morally correct and incorrect option for each decision between two actions. Figuring between right and wrong when practicing virtue ethic theory is decided by the quality of the person making an action. The utilitarianism ethical theory figures out which action is more morally correct and incorrect based on the result of an action. The deontological ethical theory is a principle or rulebook which is used to guide a person and help a person to find out which action is morally correct and incorrect.
An illustration of how these three theories work is when a