Key principles associated with situation ethics

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What did fletcher feel was unacceptable
to take a casuistic approach to morality, he felt that it was unwise to start from fixed rules and then deduce from them what should be done in any particular situation
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What was fletchers only principle
To do what love required
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What other ethical theory is situation ethics similar to
Utilitarianism, Fletcher agreed himself stating 'it becomes plain that as the love ethic searches for a socil policy it must form a coallation with utilitarianism'
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What did fletcher believe about rules?
'it is necessary to insist that situation ethics is willing to make full and respectful use of principles, to be teate as maxims but not as laws or precepts, principles or maxims or general rules are illuminatos but are not directors
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What are fletchers four working principles
Pragmatism (any ethical theory must be practical it must have the ability to solve problems) Relativism ('the situationist avoids words like never and perfect as he avoids the plague' rules are neccessary)
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What are fletchers four working principles
Positivism (implies faith in jesus is voluntary and freely chosen) Personalism (Fletcher argues that situation ethivs puts eople first 'the sabbath was made for man, not man made for sabbath')
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Name one of the six fundamental principles and explain it
'only one thing is instrinsically good;namely love:nothing else at all' Fletcher believed that actions are not intrinsically good or bad therefore 'actions are good if they help human beings but bad if they hurt people'
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Name one of the six fundamental principles and explain it
'the ruling norm of christian decision is love:nothing else' Fletcher argued that christians are not governed by laws either from scripture or from natural law only the principle of love should govern how christians act
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Name one of the six fundamental principles and explain it
'love and justice are the same for justice is love distributed, nothing else' All people should be treated fairly
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Name one of the six fundamental principles and explain it
'love wills the neighbour good whether we like him or not' agape does not depend on giving love in return
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Name one of the six fundamental principles and explain it
'Only the end justifies the mean nothing else' It is not our actions that matter but the consequences of our actions
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Name one of the six fundamental principles and explain it
'loves decisions are made situationally not prescriptively' refering to the rules which prescribe the course of action to follow or ell us what should be done in certain circumstances.
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