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
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
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