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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.
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(Philosophy) ethics the doctrine that an action is right or wrong according as its consequences are good or bad
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Unhappily Orin Silver, a man of far-reaching aims, had died too soon to prove that the end justifies the means. His accounts revealed merely what the means had been; and these were such that it was fortunate for his wife and daughter that his books were examined only after his impressive funeral.
This is similar to the end justifies the means argument advanced several years ago by supporters of drone attacks in the northern region an argument vociferously condemned by PTI chairman Imran Khan at the time.
For many Trump voters, the end justifies the means. As long as he does what they want, they will ignore or rationalize the myriad of character issues that arise.
The end justifies the means, But leadership is a sacrifice.
This means less free time and sometimes waking up extremely early for the breakfast meetings or after-work meetings, but as they say, the end justifies the means.
I suggest people rethink their position if they believe that in sports, the end justifies the means and that anything goes as long as it results in success.
The end justifies the means and the means justifies the end-a pragmatic calculus that is compatible with ongoing social trends.
A club statement read: "At a time when the world of football often resembles a jungle where the end justifies the means, we would like to acknowledge the exemplary behaviour of this venerable Scottish club.
The new technology resulting in three-parent babies once again mentions nothing about the human embryonic loss of life, simply our modern ideology is that the end justifies the means.
The end justifies the means, when acting in the name of God.
Marks said that he did not think the CIA had "any conscious strategy to subvert the churches" but that, "to the CIA, the end justifies the means." He quoted a 20-year veteran of U.S.