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Unformatted text preview: produces the greatest amount of good consequences for the greatest amount of people. 3. Virtuebased ethics (aretaic ethics, 3. Virtuebased ethics (
Aristotelian ethics): an action is right if it is the action of a good person, i.e. someone trained in virtue and guided by practical moral wisdom (phronesis). Virtues are excellences of character which enable one to realize the goods intrinsic to a practice. These three theories apply to different These three theories apply to different aspects of the ethical situation: Virtue ethics applies to the character of the agent. Duty based ethics applies to the motives and conduct of the agent. Consequencesbased ethics applies to the consequences of our actions and choices. Good ethical decisionmaking will Good ethical decisionmaking will make use of all three modes of analysis...
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