Four Working Principles in Situation Ethics

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R.E. (Ethics) Mind Map on Four Working Principles in Situation Ethics, created by jessica.lovell on 10/10/2013.

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Four Working Principles in Situation Ethics
1 Pragmatism
1.1 solution needs to be practical
1.2 "All are agreed: the good is what works, what is expedient, what gives satisfaction." -Fletcher
1.3 a moral solution is only good if it is workable in practice
2 Relativism
2.1 'the situationalist avoids words such as 'never' and 'perfect' and 'always' and 'complete' as he avoids the plague, as he avoids 'absolutely'- Fletcher
2.2 need something from which to be relative
2.2.1 agapeic love: it relatavises the absolute, it does not absolute the relative
2.3 there is no absolute principle and every decision depends upon the situation or context
3 Positivism
3.1 statements of faith precede reason
3.2 statements of faith are accepted volutarily, and readson is then used to work within/work out one's faith
3.3 opposes: reason is basis of faith
3.4 faith comes first
3.5 the Christian does not understand God in terms of love; he understands love in terms of God seen in Christ
4 Personalism
4.1 ethics deals with people, not numbers
4.1.1 difference between SE and util.
4.2 people > priorities
4.3 Situation ethics puts people at the centre of concern, not things
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