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The first proposition



Only 1 thing is intrinsically good, love

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The second proposition



The ruling norm of Christian decision is love

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The third proposition



Love and justice are the same for justice is love

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The fourth proposition



Love wills the neighbours good whether we like him or not

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The fifth proposition



Only the end justifies the means, nothing else

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The sixth proposition



Loves decisions are made situationally not prescriptively

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Pragmatism
(Presumption/ working principle)



Must be a practical solution that ends in love

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Relativism
(Presumption/ working principle)



Not absolute, can change according to the situation but you must absolutely love

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Positivism
(Presumption/ working principle)



Works within faith and religious knowledge
Positive and successful outcome

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Personalism
(Presumption/ working principle)



Humans come first

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Agape



Unconditional and compassionate love

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Legalistic



Following the rules

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Antinomen



Goes against all the rules but follows the guideline principle of love

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Strengths



- simple
- flexible
- guided by the principle of love
- teleological so it can be adapted
- able to consider the greater good

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Weaknesses



- too individualistic
- not easy to determine the outcome of an action
- can love ever be unselfish???
- aren’t some actions intrinsically wrong like murder (absolute criticism)