Aristotle’s Golden Mean to the dilemma
• Aristotle’s Golden Mean to the dilemma
• Utilitarianism to the dilemma
• Natural Law ethics to the dilemma
Which of those three theories works best ethically speaking? Why that one?
Why do the other two not work or not work as well?
Is it the same as what you said is the most moral thing earlier? Why or why not?
Use the 5 articles from your annotated bibliography to support your answers. (Additional academic scholarly research from the past 5 years can be included as well.)
Aristotle’s Golden Mean
Aristotle’s Golden Mean is a virtue ethics theory that states that the best way to act is to find the middle ground between two extremes. For example, the virtue of courage is found between the extremes of recklessness and cowardice.
In the case of a dilemma, the Golden Mean would suggest that we find the middle ground between the two options. For example, if we are faced with a dilemma of whether to tell a lie or not, the Golden Mean would suggest that we find a way to tell the truth without causing harm.