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Consequentialism

Hence, there is no agreement on which theories count as consequentialist under this definition.

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Consequentialism and Decision Procedures
Consequentialism is often charged with being self-defeating, for if a person In this thesis, I take this consequentialist reply and examine it more closely.
CONSEQUENTIALISM AND COMMITMENT
between criteria of rightness and decision procedures, a consequentialist can allow for .
Two Kinds of Consequentialism
Against Consequentialism
UTILITARIANISM AND CONSEQUENTIALISM
Sep 12, 2005 Handout #1: Consequentialism and Utilitarianism.

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A Plea to Atheists: Pedophilia Is Next On the Slippery Slope; Let Us Turn Back
For the benefit of the philosophically challenged let me explain “consequentialism” in a nutshell: If you like the consequences it's ethical, if you don't like the consequences it's unethical.
CathBlog - For an end to Cartesianism
Essential really, if we are to have any moral absolutes and not submit to consequentialism. Similarly I will not criticise focusing on the intention of an action. Intention is what makes events into actions, rather than mere involuntary reactions.
Cardinal: “Morality has ceased to exist” in today's society
The justification of punishment
Consequentialism: imposing suffering on offenders is bad in itself. But making them suffer does more good than harm. It does good by deterring people from committing more crimes.
Secular humanists on the real planet of the apes
Consequentialism is another name for utilitarianism, the goal of which is to promote "the greatest good of the greatest number." Utilitarianism tends to be cosmopolitan in its scope.

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Consequentialism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Consequentialism (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Feb 9, 2006 Consequentialism, as its name suggests, is the view that normative properties depend only on consequences.
Consequentialism [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
Mar 24, 2006 Consequentialism is controversial.
Ethics 10 - Consequentialism
Consequentialism says that we have only one basic duty: to do whatever has the best consequences.
Consequentialism

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