utilitarians emphasize on the properties of types of actions, like murder or theft.According to Mastin, L. (2008), Deontological Ethicsareethicsthat concentrate on therightorwrongofthe actual actions, as opposed to the right or wrong according to the consequencesof the actions.Personal Experiences The relationship between the theories are usually collective when it comes to ethics. As forme, I face ethical situations every day in my place of employment as I work in a State prison.It is often said that my character is rare and I find that comforting as I am considered to be an honest person, so by virtue, my character reveals my morals. As for the act and rule utilitarian,
3most people that work for someone else go by this. There are usually consequences to the tasks that are incomplete or incorrect, therefor my actions are often based on those consequences.ConclusionOur culture today is challenged with ethical decisions and the development of these ethics are dependent upon the theories described above. Every adult in the world can probably give an experience and how it relates to the virtue, utilitarian, and deontological theories.
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- Ethics, ETH 316 Ethical Theories, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Nathanson, Mastin