The Theories Of Ethical Theories Essay

1269 Words Jun 21st, 2016 null Page
As a student who has currently learned about morality, the ideas that presented themselves do give interesting insights about the very decisions that make up our lives. As a whole, ethical theories try to logically explain the moral implications of our actions, our character, and even our emotions. These theories that I have analyzed did give me an insight into how they’ve affected the mentalities of people across the ages; in addition to showing the kinds of advantages they have compared to one another. Yet, at the same time; the various theories I’ve looked into have very noticeable flaws that keep me from completely agreeing with the ideas they present. This can ether range in standard issues that are known about each theory, to the fact that each theory has had some aspect of humanity left out, be it intentional or not. Thus, I argue that, between the four classifications of ethical theories (consequentialism, deontology, virtue ethics, and care ethics), none of the theories presented convince me that one is better than the other because their flaws, and their benefits do not tip the scale in favor for one of them. First, I will start with an analysis of consequentialism; consequentialism analyzes the moral implications of one’s action(s) based on the consequences of the action(s) taken (Vaughn 78). Ultimately, the biggest goal of a consequentialist is to maximize happiness by making happiness the goal of their actions. However, the differences in how happiness applies…

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