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The Three Schools of Ethical Perspectives

Ethical PerspectivesIn approaching this ethical dilemma, I will fall back to three ethical perspectives for guidance. The three perspectives come from the utilitarian, deontological, and the Aristotelian ethical theories. The first is the Kantian ethical perspective. This moral view is derived from the 18th century German philosopher, Immanuel Kant (Pullen-Sansfacon and Cowden 2012). According to Kant, the outcome of an action is not necessary in deciding its morality. Instead, it is the motivation behind the action that should determine the rightness or the wrongness of an action. In this perspective the moral value of the outcome of an action can... Read More


Ethical Perspectives

ETHICAL PERSPECTIVESEthical perspectivesIn approaching this ethical dilemma, I will fall back to three ethical perspectives for guidance. The three perspectives come from the utilitarian, deontological, and the Aristotelian ethical theories. The first is the Kantian ethical perspective. This moral view is derived from the 18th century German philosopher, Immanuel Kant (Pullen-Sansfacon and Cowden 2012). According to Kant, the outcome of an action is not necessary in deciding its morality. Instead, it is the motivation behind the action that should determine the rightness or the wrongness of an action. In this perspective the moral value of the outcome of an action... Read More