It is a disease of the most dangerous in our time and appears everywhere: virtually became an epidemic under whose dire consequences fall hopelessly society most important values and principles. We refer to situational ethics. What is ethics? Each text and author have a different definition but all revolve around the commitment to assume attitudes and responsible behaviour with all members of the community. However, there is also a perverse conception according to which ethics is all correct action when provide me benefits or, at least, do not limit my interests in my teaching I have peguntado several people what you will do when they find an object or borrowed money. One told me that they would endeavour to return it to its true owners but others, with an appalling sincerity, respond that they would not do so because what one finds is one. But these are not the only answers. A good number, perhaps the most the respondents answer simply depends. When I ask them what depends on they allude to two facts.
Depends on the quantity (if it is a lot of money does not return it) and the person (if it is rich not needed) in summary, the situational ethics induces to act in accordance with the circumstances and not permanent and invariable principles. Those who are protected in the shade of this way of seeing the world is justified with one or more of the following arguments: 1. everything that others try to ask me, I have right to send it to them; 2. The end justifies the means; 3. If everyone does it, I can do it; 4 Do what you should do but don’t let that you nobody will notice; 5 If we all agree, everything we do will be fine; 6. If I do not, another; do Starting 7.papaya, heading papaya. In contrast with such way of seeing the world’d rather stay with the definition devised by one of my students: Ethics is the way that I Act when nobody, absolutely nobody, is looking at me. BY: ALEJANDRO TERESA MART?NEZ original author and source of the article