Gary Rea: [...] the real problem of situational ethics is that they are totally arbitrary and have no foundation or reference other than whatever the "authority" of the moment decides.
Gary Rea: Stated another way, situational ethics is the ethics of the criminal.
Mike Peinovich: That's a great line Gary. Situational ethics is usually used as an attempt justify theft or murder after the fact.
But even trying to justify an action after the fact with a situational ethic assumes that the act needs to be justified, which would assume a universal a-priori. No one would justify theft with a situational ethic, They would say "Its not theft because he was poor and his victim was rich." This still assumes that theft is universally wrong.
šeštadienis, sausis 01, 2011
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