ETH/316 version 2
Utilitarianism is doing what is good for the team, putting the teams’ needs above your own. It says it is morally right to put the needs of others above your own to create a greater good. DE ontologically theory is about doing your duty because it follows a set of rules, it is the right thing to do based on the laws and rules. Virtue theory focuses on a history of excellence or doing good. It spends a lot of time on a proven character trait of ...view middle of the document...
But I only can go so far with this because sometimes what is thought to be good goes against my morals and in the long run would deteriorate the team. When this happens, I have to fall back on a set of rules and do what the right thing to do is based on a set of laws and rules. This not always seen as best for the team however, it is it gives balance, respect, and order that everyone in the team can follow, recognize and respect. If it is not followed, the team eventually breaks down. Both theories align with my beliefs. I put the team or group ahead of my needs and when necessary I follow the rules which at times may not seem popular or putting the team or group ahead of my needs. However, in away following the rules is putting the needs of the team or group ahead of my personal gain or desires. Because following the rules was putting their needs and wants ahead of my own. It would have been easier to go with what seemed to be for the good of the group or team and just stayed with using a Utilitarian point of view or theory.
Michael Bolan. (2009). Basic Ethics, Second Edition. Retrieved from Michael Bolan, ETH/316 version 2 website