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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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Leaving aside consequentialist considerations, a plausible view is that an act is right if and only if it does not infringe a side-constraint.
While Fisher's insistence that a reinterpretation of the just war tradition must include aspects of the recently resurgent virtue ethics approach is refreshing, his rejection of key tenets of Aristotle's views--from the doctrine of the mean to the unity of the virtues--led Fisher to adopt modern consequentialist doctrines that sour what promised to be a thoroughly Aristotelian approach to the ethics of war.
Content definition issues are, however, only one serious challenge to consequentialist attempts to distinguish acts of cyber exploitation from so-called cyber attacks.
But, at the risk of turning our education system into a series of trading centers, it is important to provide a defense for why a traditional liberal arts education is important on epistemic and consequentialist grounds.
Rose's arguments can thus be reduced to a series of false assumptions and to the consequentialist idea that the end justifies the means.
And at core what Waldron does is to offer what amounts to a consequentialist argument to that effect.
This assumes willingness to take utilitarian or consequentialist ethics to psychopathic extremes.
The approach, which stems from the OpenSeminar in Research Ethics, is based on consequentialist theory and emphasizes the teaching of moral decision making, drawing from the fields of educational psychology, evolutionary biology, and moral development.
shows that the conflict between consequentialist and contractualist
Cost-benefit analysis typifies the practical application of a consequentialist ethic where everything becomes commensurate and expressible in terms of a common monetary metric.
For example, some of the authors are engaged specifically with the tension between deontological rights and what is seemingly a consequentialist form of analysis.
Should such consequentialist reasoning always apply?