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Situational ethics

Situational ethics is a term referring to ethical standards that are not standards at all, rather are collections of contradictory actions that can be commonalised only in that the ethical grounds for each act are based on the situation.

In its purest sense, situational ethics is an oxymoron, with the inherent contradiction that ethics and similarly, morality are fundamental, and cannot be based on practical, functional, or ethno-centric values.

This is similar to moral relativism, and is contradictory to moral universalism, and moral absolutism.



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