Ethical Theories

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  • Created on: 11-05-13 16:30
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  • Ethical theories
    • Absolutism
      • Universability
      • Objective
      • Platos Forms
      • Kantian Ethics
      • Natural Law
      • Utilitarianism RULE
      • No respect for situations or historical / cultural developments
      • Need laws to keep society in check
    • Relativism
      • Subjective
        • Personal
        • Situation ethics
        • Utilitarianism ACT
        • Not best for society as a whole
        • Lawless
      • Cultural
        • The Diversity Thesis
          • Rules differ from society to society due to historical developments
          • Australian aboriginies - different groups have different moral rules
          • Based on social taboos
        • The Dependancy Thesis
          • Morals are dependant on society
          • Slavery used to be socially acceptable and is now unaceptable
        • The Korowai Tribe in Papa New Guinea
      • Takes into account different curcumstances and respects all people
    • Deontological
      • Duty to follow rules
      • Utilitarianism Rule
    • Teleological
      • End
      • Utilitarianism ACT

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