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Walk in to any entry-level Ethics class and you’ll observe academic philosophers teaching their students three theories of what it means to be ethical:
- Utilitarianism: Does an action produce net good consequences?;
- Deontology: Does an action follow a moral rule? e.g. the Golden Rule: ‘Treat others how you want to be treated’;
- Virtue Ethics: Does an action contribute to virtue (whatever that means–blame Aristotle)?
Ethical practitioners, on the other hand, will be quick to tell you the world doesn’t work so neatly.
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