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situation ethics

Syllabification: sit·u·a·tion eth·ics
(also situational ethics)

Definition of situation ethics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular] Philosophy
The doctrine of flexibility in the application of moral laws according to circumstances.
Example sentences
  • Now look where rationalism in the context of liberal humanism has taken us - into the gutter of situation ethics.

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