Situation Ethics

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Situation Ethics by Mind Map: Situation Ethics

1. Fletcher

1.1. Pragmatism = success/failure judged by principle

1.1.1. Relativism = Rejects absolutes

1.2. Positivism = Love MOST important

1.2.1. Personalism = People put 1st NICKY 1ST!

1.3. Developed Theory

1.3.1. Some things NOT solved with rules

1.3.1.1. Russian Prison Guard scenario

1.3.1.2. 'Sacrifical Adultery'

1.4. 'Justice is love distributed'

1.4.1. NOT distributed by laws

1.4.1.1. New node

1.4.1.2. New node

2. Biblical background

2.1. NT = Sabbath made for man not man for sabbath

2.1.1. Jesus saved adulterous woman

3. Agape

3.1. Always Good

3.1.1. Love & Justice = same (LOVE - justice shared

3.1.1.1. ONLY end of LOve justifies means

3.2. Decision made then and there in indv situation

3.2.1. Considers others ( I consider danny :D )

3.2.1.1. Nothing wrong/right except LOVE

4. Robinson

4.1. Respond situaionally, not prescriptively

4.1.1. Humans -> maturity

4.1.1.1. Leave behind old moral law

4.2. ONLY good thing = LOVE

5. AL

5.1. 'Seek other man's highest good'

5.1.1. Agape Love = highly intelligent

5.1.1.1. Laws put aside

5.1.1.1.1. Requires WHOLE heart, = WILL

6. Criticisms

6.1. Dunstan - ' harder to forgive the SCM Press for publishing it'

6.1.1. New node

6.2. Barclay

6.2.1. Extreme cases

6.2.1.1. Laws needed for survival

6.2.1.1.1. Law = Defines Crime, says whats reasonable and protects society

6.3. No Rules but LOVE is a rule = Contradiction

6.3.1. We dont always make right choices over preferences = we need guidelines

6.3.1.1. 2 people reach diff conclusion = both say acting in love ???

6.4. SE Problems

6.4.1. Person Lies = Good but if found out = harm

6.4.1.1. Disobeying God