Situation Ethics

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What is situation ethics?
When you make a moral decision based on the most loving thing to do
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What are the 4 working principles?
Pragmatism, positivism, realtivism, personalism
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When did Joseph fletcher live?
1905 - 1991
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Is the theory deontological or teleological?
Teleological
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What is fletcher's famous quote?
" the morality of an action depends upon the situation"
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What are the fundamental principles?
Love only is good, loving is the only norm, love and justice are the same, love is not liking, love justifies the means, love decides there and then
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How does situation ethics link to the chritian faith?
Most important commandment is 'love thy neighbour', and 'God is love and so to commit actions in love is acceptable'
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What are two examples of situation ethics?
Morning after pill given to ***** Kosovo women, dropping of the atomic bomb
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What is the quote from c.s Lewis, written in the four loves?
'Love himself can work in those who know nothing of him'
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Finish the quote from fletcher: loves decisions...
'Are made situationally not prescriptively'
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What is the Greek word for love, and it's meaning?
Agape; Christian love, no personal gain for the individual who shows love(selfless)
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What is the quote from Paul Tillich?
'The absolutism of love, is its power to go into any concrete situation and discorver what is demanded by the predicament"
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