Video: Duty vs. Virtue Ethics

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

Virtue Ethics