Situation Ethics

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  • Created on: 06-05-13 13:44
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  • Situation Ethics
    • The Six Fundamental Precepts
      • love has no favourites
      • Justice will follow love
      • love must be the final end
      • Agape is absolute
      • most loving thing depends on the situtation
      • love should be self-giving
    • Four Working Principles
      • Pragmatism
        • action must work in practise
      • Personalism
        • puts people first
      • Positivism
        • value judgement - love
      • Relativism
        • no absolute rules
    • Strengths
      • Flexible and practical
      • easy to understand and can be updated
      • allows people to take responcibilty
    • Weaknesses
      • impossible to determine all of  the consequences
      • Pope Pius XIII  - goes against the Bible
  • Four Working Principles
    • Pragmatism
      • action must work in practise
    • Personalism
      • puts people first
    • Positivism
      • value judgement - love
    • Relativism
      • no absolute rules

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