Situation Ethics – “The rejection of absolute rules by situation ethics makes moral decision-making entirely individualistic and subjective.” (40 marks)

Colour code: Blue – Main argument Red – Argument against Orange- Critical analysis Purple – Scholars Situation ethics is the Christian ethic advanced by Joseph Fletcher which puts agape (unconditional) love as the teleological aim of moral decision-making. Fletcher proposed that Christianity could no longer depend upon the strict legalism established throughout Church history. Instead, … Continue reading Situation Ethics – “The rejection of absolute rules by situation ethics makes moral decision-making entirely individualistic and subjective.” (40 marks)

Conscience – “The conscience requires God.” Discuss. (40 marks)

Colour code: Blue – Main argument Red – Argument against Orange- Critical analysis Purple – Scholars Conscience is elusive in its definition but at the core of most descriptions there is the notion of an inner sense of right, wrong and guilt. Throughout history there has been much debate concerning the origin of the conscience … Continue reading Conscience – “The conscience requires God.” Discuss. (40 marks)

Natural law – “The strengths of natural law outweigh its weaknesses.” Discuss. (40 marks)

Colour code:  Blue – Your argument   Red – Argument against Orange – Critical analysis Purple – Scholars/ key people In the 13th Century, Thomas Aquinas used the work of Aristotle to develop his own system of natural moral law. Aquinas believed that our telos was not simply eudaimonia but instead to reach perfection in the afterlife … Continue reading Natural law – “The strengths of natural law outweigh its weaknesses.” Discuss. (40 marks)

Situation ethics – “Fletcher’s agape means nothing more than wanting the best for the person involved.” Discuss (40 marks)

Colour code:  Blue – Your argument   Red – Argument against Orange – Critical analysis Purple – Scholars/ key people Situation ethics is a Christian ethical theory which is established on the foundation of agape love as the only intrinsic good. Agape love is defined as an unconditional love that should be shown towards all people equally. … Continue reading Situation ethics – “Fletcher’s agape means nothing more than wanting the best for the person involved.” Discuss (40 marks)

Situation ethics – “The strengths of situation ethics outweigh its weaknesses.” Assess this view. (40 marks)

Colour code:  Blue – Your argument   Red – Argument against Orange – Critical analysis Purple – Scholars Situation ethics was developed by Joseph Fletcher in the 1960s during the movement of situational thinking; largely amongst liberal Protestants such as Bishop Robinson and Paul Tillich. The ethical theory states that there is only one absolute rule - … Continue reading Situation ethics – “The strengths of situation ethics outweigh its weaknesses.” Assess this view. (40 marks)

Kantian ethics – “Ethical judgements about something being good, bad, right and wrong should be based on the extent to which duty is served.” Assess this view (40 marks)

Colour code:  Blue – Your argument   Red – Argument against Orange – Critical analysis Purple – Scholars Immanuel Kant, in his work "The groundwork of the metaphysics of morals", set out what he believed to be the correct approach to ethics. Kant's understanding was morality is discovered "a priori". His reasoning for this stems from what … Continue reading Kantian ethics – “Ethical judgements about something being good, bad, right and wrong should be based on the extent to which duty is served.” Assess this view (40 marks)

Kantian ethics – “Kantian ethics is a helpful method of moral decision making.” Discuss (40 marks)

Colour code: Blue – Your argument   Red – Argument against Orange – Critical analysis Purple – Scholars Kantian Ethics’ deontological (duty-based) method is a polarising normative approach to moral decision making. The rejection of consequentialism leaves many modern thinkers to discard the concepts for being too rigid and abstract. It can, however, be said to have … Continue reading Kantian ethics – “Kantian ethics is a helpful method of moral decision making.” Discuss (40 marks)