Virtue ethics, rules, and consequences

Figs in Winter
6 min readApr 4, 2024

A quick comparison among the three major frameworks for ethical living

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What does it mean to be ethical? There are three major frameworks to answer that question: deontology, consequentialism, and virtue ethics.

(In the following I will use the words ethics and morality interchangeably, since “ethics” comes from the Greek…