Veronika277
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
Hey everybody !! I have an essay to write and I'm completely stuck, I would much appreciate if someone eone could help me, thanks

"To what extent is situation ethics a more helpful approach for christians than Natural law for resolving moral dilemmas "
0
reply
Starlight2000
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
(Original post by Veronika277)
Hey everybody !! I have an essay to write and I'm completely stuck, I would much appreciate if someone eone could help me, thanks

"To what extent is situation ethics a more helpful approach for christians than Natural law for resolving moral dilemmas "
Situation ethics allows you to be flexible as it only asks you to do the most loving thing
Natural moral law is legalistic and is used in many religions. The problem with this is that once something like murder (the action) has been seen as immoral, to justify it you'd have to come up with a list of alternative rules to justify killing somebody to prove it was the most moral thing and also it stole the ability for us to make decisions without needing to look at a "rule book" to justify our decisions- Fletcher's key criticisms
Situation ethics allows you to do anything as long as it is the most loving thing like saving a woman by allowing her abortion. Natural moral law would say abortion should only be allowed under the doctrine of double effect whereby the death of the foetus was merely a consequence of say removing the uterus from a woman who has cancer of the uterus in order to stop it spreading but would not directly allow the foetus to be killed (the actual action)
Situation ethics, however flexible and better it is, has its own problems because you are told to do the most loving thing but aren't told how; people have different views on the most loving thing eg. Some people may agree on euthanasia as it ends suffering but others say it's simply giving up on one life and could potentially harm the lives of others. So in this sense, both nAtural moral law and situation ethics are similar and both came from religion originally
Hope this helped, however If you'd told the structure of the essay it may have been easier to help you as I, and I'm doing edexcel, have never and because of my board will never get a 'to what extent' q ( hope this made some sense as well)
1
reply
Veronika277
Badges: 1
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#3
(Original post by Starlight2000)
Situation ethics allows you to be flexible as it only asks you to do the most loving thing
Natural moral law is legalistic and is used in many religions. The problem with this is that once something like murder (the action) has been seen as immoral, to justify it you'd have to come up with a list of alternative rules to justify killing somebody to prove it was the most moral thing and also it stole the ability for us to make decisions without needing to look at a "rule book" to justify our decisions- Fletcher's key criticisms
Situation ethics allows you to do anything as long as it is the most loving thing like saving a woman by allowing her abortion. Natural moral law would say abortion should only be allowed under the doctrine of double effect whereby the death of the foetus was merely a consequence of say removing the uterus from a woman who has cancer of the uterus in order to stop it spreading but would not directly allow the foetus to be killed (the actual action)
Situation ethics, however flexible and better it is, has its own problems because you are told to do the most loving thing but aren't told how; people have different views on the most loving thing eg. Some people may agree on euthanasia as it ends suffering but others say it's simply giving up on one life and could potentially harm the lives of others. So in this sense, both nAtural moral law and situation ethics are similar and both came from religion originally
Hope this helped, however If you'd told the structure of the essay it may have been easier to help you as I, and I'm doing edexcel, have never and because of my board will never get a 'to what extent' q ( hope this made some sense as well)
Thank you so much
1
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

How are you finding researching unis for 2021 entry?

I have been able to get all the information I need from online research (46)
21.2%
I have tried virtual events and found them useful (49)
22.58%
I have tried virtual events and did not find them useful (39)
17.97%
I would be interested in trying socially distanced or scaled down in person events (44)
20.28%
I want to but don't know where to start with researching unis for 2021 entry (21)
9.68%
I haven't started researching yet (18)
8.29%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise