Eight Arguments Against Double Effect

Proceedings of the XXIII. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie, Forthcoming

15 Pages Posted: 3 Aug 2014

Date Written: August 1, 2014

Abstract

I offer eight arguments against the Doctrine of Double Effect, a normative principle according to which in pursuing the good it is sometimes morally permissible to bring about some evil as a side-effect or merely foreseen consequence: the same evil would not be morally justified as an intended means or end.

Keywords: double effect; collateral damages; Doctrine of Double Effect; civilian deaths; intended harm

Suggested Citation

Di Nucci, Ezio, Eight Arguments Against Double Effect (August 1, 2014). Proceedings of the XXIII. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Philosophie, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2475141

Ezio Di Nucci (Contact Author)

University of Copenhagen ( email )

Nørregade 10
Copenhagen, København DK-1165
Denmark

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