Ethics And Break Down The Different Approaches One Must Look At The Nonabsolutisms Such As Antinomianism, Situationism And

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To study ethics and to break down the different approaches one must look at the nonabsolutisms such as antinomianism, situationism and generalism. These three approaches define different perspectives that one may use when coming to an ethical decision. The three approaches will be defined and examples will be given of each of these approaches. Concluding with an analysis of the deficiencies and assets of each and which I feel is the strongest or weakest.
Antinomianism has been described by Geisler (2010), as “against/instead of law, holds that there are no binding moral laws, that everything is relative” (p.22). This approach is said to have been brought about because of movements in history that influenced this approach. The movements of processism, hedonism and skepticism. The processism movement stated that the world was in a constant change and that every ethical or moral value could change with the situation. Hedonism movement says that what is always pleasurable for one person may not be for another therefore what morally right for one may not be the same for another person. In the skepticism movement says that there are two sides to every issue and therefore can be argued so there can never be a right or wrong answer (Geisler, 2010, p. 22-23). Throughout history and the different times has brought about different movements toward antinomianism but the basic beliefs remain the same, there is no moral law or absolute.
Situationism is a second approach to ethics. In…

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