can anyone define a hybrid ethical system please?

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Would hybrid ethical systems include kantianism and utilitarianism or is something else? Also, how would a hybrid ethical system be related to situation ethics? Thank you!

Posted Fri 5th April, 2013 @ 22:27 by pips

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Hybrid Ethical Theory combines aspects of various ethical theories to reach an outcome which is desirable or necessary for an individual or group.

includes Proportionalism, W.D Ross' prima facie duties and virtue ethics it also includes situation ethics, as all these theories combine teleological and deontological frameworks.  

for example situation ethics is deontological structure of Natural Law combines with the teleological approach of what will produce the greatest outcome of agape. 


Answered Tue 11th June, 2013 @ 16:19 by Lucinda Hose
Edited by Lucinda Hose on Tue 11th June, 2013 @ 16:21