situation ethics

noun

Definition of situation ethics

: a system of ethics by which acts are judged within their contexts instead of by categorical principles

called also situational ethics

First Known Use of situation ethics

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Situation ethics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/situation%20ethics. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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