situation ethics meaning

  "situation ethics" in a sentence
  • Ethics based on the proposition that no conduct is good or bad in itself and that one must determine what is right or wrong in each situation as it arises


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  1. Sure, this was situation ethics for Bush, whose geopolitical soul remains surprisingly and sadly unilaterialist until he gets in a jam.
  2. Fletcher has sometimes been identified as the founder of situation ethics, but he himself refers his readers to the active debate over the theme that preceded his own work.
  3. Lying to kids teaches them, eventually, that lying is OK . That's called " situation ethics " . carrots 16 : 12, 25 July 2009 ( UTC)
  4. It stands as a thoughtful and thought-provoking study of the eternal clash between ultimate good and ultimate evil-- a topic too seldom pondered in an era of moral relativism and situation ethics.
  5. I want to be clear that I'm not advocating _ or defending _ what many people call moral relativism, which insists on what used to be known as " situation ethics, " in which there are no core principles.

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