Moral Theory Act is more plausible than Divine command theory
There are two aims of the moral theory act which gives us a better understanding of the theory. The first aim is practical and the other one is theoretical. The practical aim offers a decision procedure which is used by the suitably informed agents, help them achieve correct moral verdicts which concerns moral matters of the context of moral choice and deliberation. The theoretical aim entails the basic understanding the existing nature of right and wrong or good and bad. Whenever an individual makes a claim that a particular action is wrong, then it is sensible to ask their opinion on why they consider it wrong. There is an assumption that whenever a particular action is morally right or wrong, then there must be something behind the action which makes it right or wrong. (Timmons,2012)Same assumption applies to a good or bad action. Thus, the major theoretical aim is to determine the underlying characteristics of an action, person or other item of moral evaluation which makes them considered right or wrong or good or bad.
The moral theories enable us to consider which action is right or wrong. Common moral theories include the utilitarianism, Aristotelian virtue ethics and the categorical imperative. Utilitarianism does not encourage egoism neither does it discriminate it. It acknowledges the fact that it is wrong to cause harm others to others for your own benefit since every individual counts. It is good to appreciate the fact that there is a difference between right actions and moral decisions that are right. As long as an action bears good results, it is right even if it was done for wrong reasons. For instance, an individual may make a choice not report to work on a particular day and an accident occurs on the same day. Although there was no expectation that there would be an accident, his action may be considered right since it had positive...