H4 tto Ethics P1 Lesson 2

Situation ethics
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Situation ethics

Slide 1 - Tekstslide

What is the difference between normative ethics and applied ethics?

Slide 2 - Open vraag

Is there a connection between being absolutist and teleological?

Slide 3 - Open vraag

What is the difference between Absolutism and Relativism?

Slide 4 - Open vraag

Lesson objectives
You will...
  • understand the 3 ethical theories
  • understand the key ideas of Fletcher's situation ethics
  • investigate the strengths and weaknesses of situation ethics and draw conclusions about its helpfulness in terms of moral decision making
  • learn how Fletcher's situation ethics can be applied, and whether basing decisions on agape is an effective approach to ethics.

Slide 5 - Tekstslide


“The morality of an action depends on the situation”

Slide 6 - Tekstslide

3 ethical theories

Slide 7 - Tekstslide

3 ethical theories

deontology (duty)               virtue                  consequentialism
     plicht                              deugd                           gevolg

Slide 8 - Tekstslide

Situation ethics
Fletcher divides moral thinking into 3 basic kinds:
  1. Legalistic: predefined rules and regulation 
  2. Antinomian: the reverse of legalistic
  3. Situational: how moral an action is depends on the situation

Slide 9 - Tekstslide

3 ethical
Fletcher: six prepositions (page 16-17)
1. Only 1 thing is intrinsically good: love
2. The ruling norm of Christian decision is love
3. Love and justice are the same
4. Love wills the neighbour’s good, whether we like him or not
5. Only the end justifies the means
6. Love’s decisions are made situationally, not prescriptively.

Slide 10 - Tekstslide

Situation ethics
In groups of 4: Create a poster to illustrate the six propositions and include the following:
- the four working principles (page 16)
- agape love (page 18)
- one of the case studies on page 20
Apply the above on one of the case studies.

  • Be creative, be just creative, use keywords, use your markers, draw, design, sketch, use different colours.
  • Use all space. Your poster has to be an eyecatcher and has to be self explanatory, finish your poster during this lesson

Slide 11 - Tekstslide

Which question do you still have?

Slide 12 - Open vraag