Ethical Theories Chart

University of Phoenix Material Student Name: Carlos Durand MarcanoFacilitator: Prof. Antonio Davila Ethical Theory |Comparison of Ethical Theories | | | | | | | |Utilitarianism Ethics |Deontological Ethics |Virtue Ethics | | | |Definition | | | | | |The choice that yields the greatest |States that people should adhere to their |Emphasizes the virtues, or moral | | |benefit to the most people is the |obligations and duties when analyzing an |character, in contrast with deontology and| | |choice that is ethically correct. |ethical dilemma. consequentialism | |Ethical thinker | | | | |associated with |Jeremy Bentham |Immanuel Kant |Aristotle | |theory |and John Stuart | | | |Decision-making | | | | |process |Which option will produce the most |Which option best respects the rights of all|Which option leads me to act as the sort | | |good and do the least harm? |who have a stake? |of person I want to be? | | | | | | | | |Which option treats people equally or | | | | |proportionately? | |Workplace example | | | | | |Doing a favor in exchange for another,|I found out that my partner is stealing from|As a manager I received the news that some| | |(Quid Pro Quo) to get the results I |the company, my duty and obligation as an |of my employees will lose their jobs due | | |want no matter the means or |employee is to report it to my superiors. |to cuts in the company. Many of them are | | |consequences. |my friends and I know I should not say | | | | |anything until the time comes but I decide| | | | |to tell some of them in advance so they | | | | |can make arrangements , because many of | | | | |them have families to feed. | | |References: | | | |Richard T. De George. (2006). Business Ethics. Retrieved from Richard T. De George, MGT 216 website. | | | |Rainbow, C. (2002). Descriptions of Ethical Theories and Principles. Davidson College. Retrieved from | |http://www. bio. davidson. edu/people/kabernd/Indep/carainbow/Theories. htm | Theories Chart

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