ETH 316 Week 1 Assignment Ethical Theory Essay (2 Papers)
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This Tutorial contains 2 Papers According to Ethics for Life: A Text with Readings, there are two main types of ethical theories--noncognitive and cognitive theories. Cognitive theories can be further separated into two theories--relativist theories and universalist theories. Using Ethics for Life as your source, write a 700- to 1,050-word essay in which you overview the history of ethics briefly, and then summarize and compare these categories of ethical theories. As you summarize and compare, be sure to describe these different levels or categories in some detail. Additionally, in your essay, explain which of these four categories is most relevant to your life and why. Write your essay in a formal tone and follow a formal academic structure. Include in your essay an introduction with a thesis statement, body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Format your assignment according to appropriate course-level APA guidelines.
Theories are formed to display different beliefs, most of the time people agree with a portion of different beliefs rather than the entire concept. Theories are often used to put characters into perspective or to help people figure out who they are and where they belong. The virtue theory, the utilitarianism theory and deontological theory have similarity and differences. These theories also address ethics and morality differently, which makes it more of a challenge to decide which one to go with. Virtue ethics theory stands on the position that “we become good when we cultivate excellence (virtue) by pursuing the moderate course between excess and defect” (Boylan, 2009). This theory address ethics by challenging whether of not we judge a person by their actions rather than their character. Ethically people are judged by their actions because there are consequences for those actions. Morally people are judged by their character because it shows