No principles are universally valid.
All moral principles are valid relative to cultural tastes.
The rules of the society serve as a standard.
divine command theory
Moral standards depend on God who is all-knowing.
Any act that conforms to the law of God is right.
An act that breaks God's law is wrong.
Actions are judged right or wrong solely by their consequences.
Right actions are those that produce the greatest balance of happiness over unhappiness.
Each persons happiness is equally important.
Emphasis is on moral rules and duty.
If not willing for everyone to follow the rule, then it is not morally permissible.
Emphasis on autonomy, justice and kind acts.
People treated as ends, never means.
Morals are internal.
It seeks to produced good people who act well out of spontaneous goodness.
It emphasizes living well and achieving excellence.