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General Key Terms within Religious Ethics

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Absolutist
A rule based theory that poses that rules that are true in all situations (fixed), for all people, in all places at all times.
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Relativist
An ethical system that has no fixed rules but each action depends on the situation.
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Objective
External to the mind - real or true regardless of the subject and their point of view.
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Subjective
Judgements are based on personal opinion and not on any fixed rules.
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Deontological
Focusing on the rightness or wromngness of actions themselves rather than the rightness or wrongness of the consequences.
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Teleological
Explanation by refernce to end, goal or purpose.
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An ethical system that has no fixed rules but each action depends on the situation.

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Relativist

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External to the mind - real or true regardless of the subject and their point of view.

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Judgements are based on personal opinion and not on any fixed rules.

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Focusing on the rightness or wromngness of actions themselves rather than the rightness or wrongness of the consequences.

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