situation ethics


noun
  1. a view of ethics that deprecates general moral principles while emphasizing the source of moral judgments in the distinctive characters of specific situations.

Origin of situation ethics

1
Translation of German situationsethik (1950)

Words Nearby situation ethics

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How to use situation ethics in a sentence

  • Throughout society, clear-cut distinctions between morally right and wrong are being replaced by situation ethics.