This essay is to generally discuss how ethical theories provide guides in valuing human being’s behaviours to be ethically good or bad. We also have a look in different ethical theories to see why they are incompatible. The ethical theories include Utilitarianism, Kantian moral theory, virtue ethics and rights theory. Drawing on two of the theories, we will outline their positions and critically discuss the claim in a business situation. We will also outline and access at criticism level for these two theories.
Purpose of ethical theory
An ethical theory is to provide theory for people to value human beings through their behaviors, to access a person if he/she is ethical …show more content…
Criticism levelled at two ethical theories
Critics against virtue ethics reason that there is conflict concerning different virtues in a situation. For example, in a book shop, the shopkeeper catches a teenager who steals some books. To be the virtue of honesty, the shopkeeper might call the police. To be kindness, the shopkeeper might just give a warning to the kid and then set him free. Which action is