Duty ethics (deontology) is about following the rules laid down by external sources (be it a human society or a divine commander).
Virtue ethics is about internal guidance – following one’s conscience to do the right thing.
Simply put: this is the difference between doing good vs being good
- What kind of ethics do you follow: rules or conscience?
- What kind of ethics do you think is more effective for a society?
- What kind of ethics do you think is more effective for making us better persons?
Deontology vs. Consequentialism
Deontology vs. Utilitarianism