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Consequentialism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Consequentialism, as its name suggests, is the view that normative properties depend only on consequences. This general approach can be applied at different levels to different normative properties of different kinds of things, but the most prominent example is consequentialism about the moral rightness of acts, which holds that whether an act ...
Consequentialism | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Consequentialism. Consequentialism is the view that morality is all about producing the right kinds of overall consequences. Here the phrase “overall consequences” of an action means everything the action brings about, including the action itself.
BBC - Ethics - Introduction to ethics: Consequentialism
Consequentialism says that right or wrong depend on the consequences of an act, and that the more good consequences are produced, the better the act.
Consequentialism - Wikipedia
Mohist consequentialism, also known as state consequentialism, is an ethical theory which evaluates the moral worth of an action based on how much it contributes to the welfare of a state.
ethics | Origins, History, Theories, & Applications ...
Ethics: Ethics, the philosophical discipline concerned with what is morally good and bad and what is morally right and wrong.
Philosophical Dictionary: Concept-Conway
Recommended Reading: Consequentialism, ed. by Philip Pettit (Dartmouth, 1993); Anthony Quinton, Utilitarian Ethics (Open Court, 1989); Brad Hooker, Ideal Code, Real World (Oxford, 2000); Tim Mulgan, The Demands of Consequentialism (Oxford, 2001); Samuel Scheffler, Consequentialism and Its Critics (Oxford, 1988); and Marcia Baron, Philip Pettit ...
Consequentialism | Definition of Consequentialism by ...
Define consequentialism: the theory that the value and especially the moral value of an act should be judged by the value of its consequences
Ethical Consequentialism - Philosophy - Oxford Bibliographies
Consequentialism ties moral evaluation to the value of consequences or outcomes. In contemporary moral philosophy, consequentialism is typically contrasted with deontology and virtue ethics. Different consequentialists offer different accounts of value, but all give a prominent place to the ...
Ethics | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Ethics. The field of ethics (or moral philosophy) involves systematizing, defending, and recommending concepts of right and wrong behavior. Philosophers today usually divide ethical theories into three general subject areas: metaethics, normative ethics, and applied ethics.
Debates : Utilitarianism, Consequentialism and Abortion
Originally posted by angie88 Hi, First off, I wanted to ask: What exactly is the difference between Consequentialism and Utilitarianism? The second thing is: I have an ethics exam tomorrow, and we already know that the question will be something concerning abortion, and we have to discuss it from an utilitarian and a consequentialistic point of ...