What is a description and the differences between virtue theory, utilitarianism, and deontological ethics, and how does each theory address ethics and morality.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com June 18, 2018, 7:45 am ad1c9bdddf
Virtue ethics is an ethical theory based on personal virtues. Individuals that adhere to a strong virtue ethics philosophy focus on the virtues, such as kindness, helping others, and so forth. In this type of ethical theory, the main objective is to find the good qualities in others and to help others emphasize those qualities. Virtue ethics defines morality as to what should be done, based upon one's own set of high ethical standards. Always helping, making good choices and assisting others in developing their own set of morals and standards that are in-line with virtue ethics remain at the forefront of this ethical theory.
This solution discusses the differences in ethics and morality between virtue theory, utilitarianism and deontological ethics.