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Unformatted text preview: Axia College Material Appendix B Ethical Theories Chart Complete the chart below using information from the weekly readings and additional research if necessary. Include APA formatted in-text citations when applicable and list all references at the bottom of the page. Ethical Theory Utilitarianism Deontological Virtue ethics Definition Utilitarianism is a form of consequentialism, which advocates that those actions are right which bring about the most good overall. (The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 2007) In deontological ethics an action is considered morally good because of some characteristic of the action itself, not because the product of the action is good. Deontological ethics holds that at least some acts are morally obligatory regardless of their consequences for human welfare. (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2010) Virtue ethics is primarily concerned with traits of character that are essential to human flourishing, not with the enumeration of duties. (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2010) Ethical thinker associated with theory Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), is most recognized for his principle of utilitarianism. utilitarianism....
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