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The view that the value of an action derives solely from the value of its consequences.

con′se·quen′tial·ist n.


(Philosophy) ethics the doctrine that an action is right or wrong according as its consequences are good or bad
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Section 3 analyzes Mill's very limited boundaries to freedom of expression, asserting that the consequentialist reasoning had led Mill to ignore present tangible harm.
Authors with consequentialist leanings have responded to this challenge from partiality in different ways.
Discussions pertaining to the dissolution of marriage are consequentialist.
For nearly a century, American copyright thinking has referenced a core consequentialist dogma to answer this question: incentivizing the production of creative expression at minimal social cost in an effort to further social welfare.
It reconciles rules-based, consequentialist, and contractualist conceptions of morality, which Parfit says are "climbing the same mountain on different sides.
We certainly do not agree with such consequentialist arguments.
Curious people do not always perform consequentialist cost-benefit analyses and may be tempted to seek the missing information even when the outcome is expectedly harmful," Ruan and Hsee write in their paper.
This new release presents a consequentialist, neuroscience based argument against torture.
In this paper we hope to show that employing a multi-dimensional consequentialist framework provides ethical guidance for decision-making in complex situations.
He talks about his reputation as a notoriously tough grader, and what it means that he's a "non-welfarist consequentialist.
The attempted solutions that he rejects are traditional social-contract theories, hypothetical social-contract theories, appeals to democratic processes, consequentialist accounts, and fairness accounts.
48) The modern arguments can be grouped into three categories: (1) consequentialist, (2) perfectionist, or (3) rule of law (or jurisprudential).