Double-Effect Reasoning: Doing Good and Avoiding Evil by T. A. Cavanaugh

By T. A. Cavanaugh

T. A. Cavanaugh defends double-effect reasoning (DER), sometimes called the primary of double impact. DER performs a job in anti-consequentialist ethics (such as deontology), in challenging circumstances within which one can't detect a superb with out additionally inflicting a foreseen, yet now not meant, undesirable impression (for instance, killing non-combatants while bombing an army target). This examine is the 1st book-length account of the historical past and concerns surrounding this arguable method of difficult situations. will probably be critical in theoretical ethics, utilized ethics (especially scientific and military), and ethical theology. it's going to additionally curiosity criminal and public coverage scholars.

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