Situation Ethics

Quiz on the basics of Situation Ethics (AS RE)

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  • Created on: 13-05-12 09:01
How many principles does Fletcher propose?
6
1 of 7
What is the second principle?
The ruling norm for christian decision is love
2 of 7
The principle 'Love wills the neighbours good, whether we like him or not' focuses on what type of love?
Agapaistic love
3 of 7
The ruling norm of Christian decision is love suggests what?
Laws can be ignored as long as the consequence is the most loving
4 of 7
What is pragmatism?
Any theory of ehtics must be practical and work towards the end that is love
5 of 7
For Fletcher conscience...
describes the weighing up of the possible action before it
6 of 7
Natural moral law is
deontological
7 of 7

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Name24

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What is the answer to 2 & 3?

And why does situation ethics oppose Natural Moral Law?

ruth

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sobia wrote:

What is the answer to 2 & 3?

And why does situation ethics oppose Natural Moral Law?

2 Is that the ruling norm for christians is love and 3 is Agape. SE opposes Natural Moral Law because it is deontological. It is bascially all about the rules that God set, such as the Ten Commandments, whereas SE doesn't agree with rules like that as they belive that as long love is involved then you're cool. Christians and Natural Law see rules as a safety net, whereas Fletcher believes that they are sometimes stopping us from doing the most loveing thing hence should follow the Fundamental Principles, which are the Absolute Laws of Love :)

Physics321

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sobia wrote:

What is the answer to 2 & 3?

And why does situation ethics oppose Natural Moral Law?

Fletcher called any form of legalism, such as Natural Moral Law 'a tangling web of laws' and said they were 'choking' for individuals. He disagreed with any deontological ethical system and said that 'the ruling norm of Christian decision making is love' which Natural Law completely contradicts as it requires it's followers to stick to an absolute set of laws. 

Hope that helped? :)

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