- Words: 765
- Length: 2 Pages
- Topic: Business - Ethics
- Paper #: 71560571
Utilitarianism, Kant's categorical imperative, virtue ethics, and Confucianism
One of the most intuitive ethical philosophies is that of utilitarianism, an ethical ideal that suggests that ethical decisions should be made based upon what decisions will achieve the greatest good for the greatest number of people. When we weigh decisions based upon their costs and benefits, we are taking a kind of utilitarian approach to decision-making (Ethics 5: Utilitarianism, 2008).