Ethical Theories - Compare & Contrast

Ethical theories can be divided into the following two groups: teleological (consequential) and deontological (non-consequential). First, discuss what teleological ethical theories and deontological theories of ethics are, comparing the two. Next, give examples of how ethical conduct would be analyzed according to each of these two types of theories. Which of these two types of theories do you find more valid for analyzing ethical conduct? Explain.

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Solution Summary

The solution provides a comprehensive description and explanation of ethical theories defining, comparing and contrasting the 2 main divisions- teleological and deontological theories. Samples of each are provided as well as an explanation of said ethical theories and the positions,views and utilisation/application (i.e. Kantianism, contractualism, utilitarianism,etc.). Above that, a third division - virtue ethics is also discussed. With their application and positions analysed, their applicability & adaptability to certain ethical situations are made clear to answer original post (see problem). The solution is written in APA-format, references are provided.