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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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The standard egalitarian response to this "all things considered" variant of the leveling down objection is to embed egalitarianism in a pluralist consequentialist moral theory.
Furthermore, if the demandingness problem is applicable to consequentialist disquisitions such as Mill's, it is our contention that other ethical doctrines such as deontological ethics may also incur in the enforceability of moral sainthood.
The notion that there are consequentialist reasons that can override stringent non-consequentialist duties also captures our ordinary intuitions.
Notice that this explanation is available to the consequentialist but not the deontologist.
This is often described as the "terrors of performativity"--the obsessive desire to perform toward performance indicators (proxies to fitness in the market) terrorizes one's cognitive space and displaces what does not fit with that consequentialist, Machiavellian outlook.
In order to determine the anti-competitiveness of certain conduct, welfare economics applies a consequentialist approach by determining economic harm; anticompetitive harm occurs if total or consumer welfare (1) and efficiency decrease.
Dialogue, in fact, is a consequentialist approach within the broader concept of reconciliation.
Authors with consequentialist leanings have responded to this challenge from partiality in different ways.
Discussions pertaining to the dissolution of marriage are consequentialist. Many divorce advocates take turns in explaining that couples should be provided with the chance to redeem themselves by picking up the pieces of oneself and putting these back together.
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.
The book's treatment of consequentialist ethics is, moreover, unsatisfyingly thin.
This new release presents a consequentialist, neuroscience based argument against torture.