Ethical Theories Comparison Chart

HU245 Unit 2 Assignment

Ethical Theories Comparison Chart

 UtilitarianismEthical EgoismEthics of CareKantianismPrima Facie DutiesDivine Command TheoryVirtue Theory
How is “good” DeterminedThis is an act that has the greatest happiness it also promotes the best good for the most people.This is an act that promotes an individual long-term interest.For the people that are closest to each other this act will nurture the connection you have.This act is based on reasons and duties that would be ethical is all individuals did the same thing.   
Most Noted Philosopher(s)Jeremy BenthamAyn RandCarol GilliganImmanuel KantRoss and PlatoSt AugustinAristotle
Major StrengthsTo seek the maximum happiness that benefits all partiesThis is to encourage independenceTo focus on the individuals, we love and those who are closest to usFocuses on the rights of individuals The moral duties are absoluteFocuses on what a person is passionate about.
Major WeaknessesAn individual cannot always predict the results to pleaseAn individual can be looked at as selfishThis can threaten one to be transferred into tribalism  This helps make morality into something that is arbitraryThis would depend on the individual’s belief