Situationism (20TH CENTURY)

Advocacy of comprehensive revolution.

Radical and not always precise proposal for total revolutionary transformation of every aspect of life, beginning with individual experience; much in evidence in France in May 1968.

Alan Bullock, Oliver Stallybrass, and Stephen Trombley, eds, The Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought, 2nd edn (London, 1988)

Situationism may also refer to:

  • A term incorrectly applied to the ideas of the Situationist International, an international political and artistic movement active from 1957 through 1972
  • Situationism (psychology), a current started in 1968 which holds that personality is more influenced by external factors than by internal traits or motivations
  • Situational ethics, a Christian ethical theory developed in 1963 by Episcopal priest Joseph Fletcherthe, according to which the morality of an act is a function of the state of the system when it occurs

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