MGT 216 Week 2 Ethical Theories Chart

MGT 216 Week 2 Ethical Theories Chart - MGT/216...

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MGT/216 Organizational Ethics and Social Responsibility University of Phoenix Material Student Name: Facilitator: Ethical Theory Comparison of Ethical Theories Utilitarianism Ethics Deontological Ethics Virtue Ethics Definition It is the idea that the moral worth of an action is determined solely by its contribution to overall utility: that is, its contribution to happiness or pleasure as summed among all people. It is an approach that holds that acts are inherently good or evil, regardless of the consequences. A central theme among deontological theorists is that we have a duty to do those things that are inherently good ("truth- telling" for example); while the ends or consequences of our actions are important, our obligation or duty is to take the right action, even if the consequences of a given act may be bad. This is an approach that emphasizes rules, consequences and particular acts and places the focus on the kind of person who is acting. The issue is not primarily whether an intention is
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