Alternate Ethical System

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Alternate Ethical System by Mind Map: Alternate Ethical System

1. Relativism

1.1. self-interest

1.2. Ethical decisions are made on the basis of self-intrest and needs.

2. Eternal Law

2.1. Scripture

2.2. Ethical decisions are made on the basis of eternal law which is revealed in scripture.

3. Distributive Justice

3.1. Fairness and Equity

3.2. Ethical decisions stress a single value, justice and ensure an equitable distribution of wealth and benefits.

4. Utilitarianism

4.1. Calculation of costs and beneifts

4.2. Ethical decisions are made on the basis of the outcomes resulting from these decisions. An action is ethical if it results in the greatest benefit for the largest number of people.

5. Universalism

5.1. Duty

5.2. Ethical decisions stress the intention of the decision or action. Similar decisions should be reached by everyone under similar circumistances.

6. Rights

6.1. Individual entitlment

6.2. Ethical decisions stress a single value, liberty, and are based on individual rights ensuring freedom of choice.