Situation Ethics

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Key Facts

Agape love- unconditional love

No ethical standard to apply universally

Each situation has unique demands

Love is the best course of an action

Each situation has unique demands

Nothing is wrong by its nature, moral dilemma should be approached situationally

Situationists follow a moral law, or violates it according to love's needs

Four Working Principles: Pragmatism, Positivism, Personalism and Relativism

Six Fundamental Principles: Love is: always good, the only norm, wills the neighbours good whether they like him or not, justice distrubuted- cannot be separated, is the only means and decides there and then


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