Year: 1976 Source: Heythrop Journal, v.17, (1976), p.50-63 SIEC No: 20021402

The purpose of this article is to evaluate & criticize Joseph Fletcher’s concept of the relationship between the ends & the means in human acts. Significant attention is given to how he goes about assessing the human moral act & to his position on absolute moral norms. The author analyzes a case-story about suicide which Fletcher uses to illustrate his position that the end justifies the means.