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Examine any four of Fletcher's six principles of situation ethics (30 marks)

Fletcher uses the term ‘best interest’, so this seems much the same as Singer’s utilitarianism.  We act out of love for others, trying to do the best to serve their interests. Fletcher quoted a St Louis cab driver who said “Sometimes you’ve gotta put your principles to one side and do the right thing”. Fletcher's 6 fundamental principles show that love is the most important thing and can justify any action.

Fletchers first fundamental principle shows "Only one thing is intrincically good, namely love- nothing else" This shows that love is the highest law and can justify any action because it is the only 'good' thing. An example of the first fundamental principle would be if a mother gave her child up for adoption because she was acting out of


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