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)

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)