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    Virtue Ethics and Consequentialism

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    What are the major differences between the theories of virtue ethics and consequentialism? Which one of these theories is most aligned to your personal beliefs?

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    Virtue ethics and consequentialism are two of the most studied and discussed ethical theories.

    Virtue ethics (Socrates, Aristotle, and other early Greek philosophers) believed that our own virtues guided our actions. They believed that the value placed on human life is higher than any other value, and that people act inherently good when they are aware of their own actions. Virtue ethics argues that crimes are committed and people act in deplorable ways simply because they are ignorant and not fully aware of their potential, capabilities, and not ...

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    This solution discusses the differences between theories of virtue ethic and consequentialism.