- Created by: meg.gloverx
- Created on: 09-01-20 12:04
Situation ethics is by definition a situational approach to ethics, requiring the individual to do that which maximises agape-love in that situation. For that reason there can be no overall decision on voluntary euthanasia or any other moral issue: the situation dictates everything. There are guiding principles that a situationist should follow, such as pragmatism (maximise love), relativism, positivism (affirming the law of love) and personalism (people come before laws), but all of these relate to the situation itself, so different situations merit different responses.
The ethical issues with voluntary euthanasia include the claim that…