Compare And Contrast Virtue And Virtue Ethics

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When it comes to morality, there are different theories that can lead to what drives and creates morality. Yet, the question that all theorists try to find the correct answer to is what morality is? The theories that were discussed in chapter 2 gave off the impression that each theory that has ever existed and will exist will be contradicted. Although each theory gave a precise explanation, each theory was based on every theorists own opinion and belief. For every act or motive there is a reason, and any action that would take place would be deemed as unethical. Despite the different theories and explanations that were described all managed to obtain a certain type of similarity, for each theory was based off their own idea of what morality…show more content…
This type of theory is completely different than Kantian Ethics. The idea that one’s characteristics are what makes up their morality. This is where the right action is considered to be determined “not by consulting rules, but by asking what a truly virtuous person would do”. This type of ethical theory was seen as a different method and had even inspired philosophers such as Aristotle, Plato, Socrates, and Gandhi. Virtue Ethics implies that we do the right thing for the right reason and by “developing virtues” would be the way to achieve a satisfying life. This method is considered to be part of the healing arts, and is a quality that is expected in healthcare positions by displaying the virtues of compassion, honesty, and trustworthiness. Virtue Ethics is one of the theories that some individuals can relate to including myself. Through Virtue Ethics we can see a relation or almost common area in the theory of The Ethics of Care where the focus shifts to the virtues and feelings to close relationships. Ethics Care is thought of the belief that moral life is about feeling for and caring for someone who may have a special connection with. Virtue Ethics and Ethics of Care are similar to a degree on the basis that both theories are indicating that the idea of morality may be established through compassion and caring and can be seen as the most influential theory that no other theories truly took into
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