Philosophy paper moral theory and ethics

Philosophy paper moral theory and ethics - Rob Allen How...

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Rob Allen How One “Ought” To Live: Ethics in Philosophy Living the good life can mean many different things to different people. For people like John Stuart Mill, ethics is thought of as increasing the overall happiness for the greatest number of people. Others, such as those in favor of a more standardized set of general moral rules that apply to everyone, believe that if something is wrong then it is always wrong in every situation, and straying away from these moral rules in any situation is inconsistent with this moral theory. Even another moral theory involves cultivating virtues instead of relying on any set of moral rules, in which one would strive to become a virtuous person and use these virtues to make the right decisions. Virtue- based ethics is the most useful and logical moral theory to follow in order to seek the right ways(s) to live because it is the most objective and agreed upon method of living life, as well as being the least morally ambiguous method to live the “good life”. Based on the moral theory of consequentialism, morals are determined by the
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 101 taught by Professor Niger during the Spring '08 term at Salisbury University.

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