Please discuss whether you feel that as of now your ethical position tends toward Deontological or Consequentialist Ethics. Remember that "Relativist Ethics," in which anything goes as long as the mass amount of people believe a value is good, is a radical extreme of Consequentialist Ethics, and one that would be rejected; just as fundamentalism, which may look to the letter rather than the spirit of the law, is rejected by Deontological Ethics. Both agree that there is a "good" which is not merely dependent on interpreting language, or even what people might see as good for themselves by whim or inclination. Relativist Ethics is merely "license" to do anything that pleases someone at the moment, and Fundamentalism is authoritarian, appealing to authority only, rather than discourse, for justifying a principle.
Demonstrate how to avoid these extremes as well in the presentation of your discussion.
Also attached as Word doc.
Thanks for using BrainMass
Deontological and Consequential ethics consider what we ought to do. The focus is on various dilemmas and a belief that ethics singular concern is decision-making, frequently tough decisions. The moral issues involved in these decisions are often not well defined, particularly in a diverse society. Consequentialist
Virtue ethics is different. It deals with the character of the person making the decisions. Development of character involves the development of virtues. A virtue is a character trait that is, some how, to be desired, admired and credible These virtues let us see what a person would be if they achieved their full potential. A key objection of virtue theory is ...
The well-cited discussion in the solution moves into virtue and morals to compare focus on various dilemmas in decision-making.