Situation Ethics

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What kind of theory is situation ethics?
Relativistic, consequentalist and teleological theory
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What does antinomianism mean?
Means 'Against Law'. A situationist attitude based on the idea that people are under no obligation to obey laws or relegious authority. The situation will provide solution which can be found through intuition.
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What does legalism mean?
Legalism is an attitude that exults laws above all other consierations
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Why did Flecther reject antinomianism and legalism?
Flecther rejected antinomianism as he said with no guiding principles there could well be moral chaos. Flecther rejects legalism because it gives people no choice but to follow rules
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What is the Four working principles?
Pragmatism, Positivism, Personalism, Relativism
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What does pragmatism mean?
The Proposed course of action must work and be motivated by love
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What does postivism mean?
Agape provides justification not proof for an ethical decision. People must accept that acting in the most loving is the right thing to do
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What does personalism mean?
The desire to put people, not laws first
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What does relativism mean?
The right response will depemd upon each unique situation. People must respond with 'Agape' love to each situation.
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What are the first 3 fudamental principles?
'The ruling norm of any christian decision is love, nothining else' 'Only one thing is intrinsically good, namely love: nothing else at all' 'Love and justice are the same, for justice is love distributed, nothing else'
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What are the other 3 fundamental principles?
'Love wills the good of others, regardlesss of feelings' 'Love's decision are made situationally, not perscriptively' 'A loving end justifies the means'
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