What do think is the difference between Antinomianism and Situationism?
Antinomianism attempts to make moral decisions consistent with internal values and personal growth. Situationism, while treating the rules and values of society seriously, violates these rules if human welfare is best served by so doing.
What is wrong with situation ethics?
Situation ethics produces a lack of consistency from one situation to the next. It may be both easier, and more just and loving, to treat similar situations similarly – thus situation ethics should not be treated as a free-for-all, but should look for precedents while continuing to reject rigid ethical rules.
What makes a situation ethical?
Situation ethics holds that moral judgments must be made within the context of the entirety of a situation and that all normative features of a situation must be viewed as a whole.
What are the 3 problems with ethical relativism?
The disadvantage of ethical relativism is that truth, right and wrong, and justice are all relative. Just because a group of people think that something is right does not make it so. Slavery is a good example of this. Two hundred years ago in America, slavery was the norm and morally acceptable.
Is relativism good or bad?
You may hold that generally, as Hamlet put it, “there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Moral relativism has as bad a reputation as any view about morality could. Many other (mostly conservative and religious) commentators have lamented moral relativism’s pernicious influence as well.
What is the opposite of relativism?
Since the opposite of “relative” is “absolute,” the opposite of “relativism” seems to be “absolutism”, a word that usually connotes “authoritarianism” or “dogmatism”.
Is Nietzsche a moral relativist?
Yes, because that is a good place to start with your understanding of Nietzsche because it is close to what he means. He does not believe in an objective or universal morality, so that reads as “relativism” to many beginners. Nietzsche arguably doesn’t have a morality.
Is moral relativism Cognitivism?
Still, moral realists are cognitivists insofar as they think moral statements are apt for robust truth and falsity and that many of them are in fact true.
How are relativism and tolerance connected?
Tolerance is NOT a value of relativism. Perhaps I should say it this way: if you are a relativist, you certainly do not need to be tolerant of other people. From a relativistic point of view there is no more reason to be tolerant than to be intolerant, and neither stance is objectively morally better than the other.