There are several different theories that will be touched on here and those are virtue, utilitarianism, and deontological ethics. There will be differences and similarities from each one. Also, covered in this will be a personal experience where virtue, morals, and values have helped me to make a personal decision.
The first thing to cover is the similarities and differences between all three theories and how each one addresses morals and ethics.
According to Boylan, M. (2009), utilitarianism is a theory that suggests that an action is morally right when that action produces more total utility for the group than any other alternative.
Virtue theory is also what you would say is living your live in excellence in all that you do and expect that from others as well. This is considered moral and non-moral. This is based on what you believe is excellence in your life and what you consider to be excellence in others.
Now, deontological theory is the relationship ...view middle of the document...
The bad state if reason is for existing to avoid the problems. The Deontological ethics action is morally good because of some action of that the product of the action is good not bad. Deontological ethics holds acts that are morally obligatory of their consequences for human actions.
The difference between each ethics is there is difference that can make then seem much more exciting than they really are. Utilitarianism is morality is the result of an act that focuses on the consequence. The greatest amount of happiness is for the number of people, which is a moral act of Utilitarianism. For the best thinking and doing to achieving the benefits is to give the best attitude for the best results. Virtue ethics is the identity or the character of a person not the actions of the person. Virtues have certain characteristics that define it. One actions reflex the person morality, which is what makes up the persons attitude.
The personal decision that comes to mind that involves virtue, morals, and values is the day that I temporarily adopted my neighbor kid. He is a 12 year old boy that has a mother who is a hoarder and is a drug addict and expects him to take care of his baby sister for her. He also ended up sleeping in the kitchen when his mother decided to let the child she gave up at birth, move in with her husband and child. She gave up his room and gave it to them. I had listened to the fighting and beating for a month or so afterwards and I was raised to treat others the way you want to be treated. I feel that abuse is morally wrong, emotionally wrong, and my virtues say that what was happening to the boys was wrong. So I decided that even though I have three boys of my own I would ask to let the kid live with me for awhile, while she got her life together. I felt that this was the right thing to do for me and for the kids that was in an abusive family. It was a hard decision for me because I had lost my children for my ex-husband abusing my kids and I did not want that for her but at the same time I felt that it would be best for her and him in the long run. I had the boy for almost 6 months and then his mom was ready to have him back. Things have been so much better for them because of my actions she did not lose him for good and just for a short time.