- Teleological ethics is focussed on the outcome of the decisions we make
- They are relative theories, relative to the guiding principle
- Consequentialist theories
- Situation Ethics is an example of a teleological theory
- J. Fletcher was anti-legalist
- Agape Focus
- 'Do the most loving thing'
- Utilitarianism is another example of a teleological theory
- Bentham: 'Greatest good for the greatest number of people'
- Hedonic Calculus to make decisions
- Nothing intrinsically right or wrong
- Teleological theories offer us the flexibility that we need to make complex moral decisions
- Focuses on people, not just blindly following rules
- People can take responsibility for their actions
- We aim for positive outcomes
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