Strengths and Weaknesses of Situation Ethics

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  • It is a Christian theory that is updated to fit the social change of the 1960s
  • It agrees with the teachings of love by Jesus
  • Agapé is the focal point, which is hard to argue against
  • It considers the context of the action and not just the action itself
  • it always gives one solution, where in some situations absolutism would say all actions were wrong
  • In absolutist theories there are conflicts between moral rules, but Situation Ethics uses agapé love to resolve them
  • The flexibility of a relativist theory allows tough decisions to be made
  • Situation Ethics is applicable on every scale, governmental or local, and it is universal


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