Presented by Kathryn Ozyurt
Philosophers as far back as Plato up through Immanuel Kant and Simone de Beauvoir have explored the topic of ethics under various designations. Situational ethics is a teleological or consequential theory that is primarily concerned with the outcome or consequences of an action. In other words, the end result is more important than following a set of prescriptive rules expected to govern a situation.
Based on a UU Tapestry of Faith workshop, our discussion will introduce the concept and then discuss how religious ethics are applied today.