‘Describing & Delineating Effects’: Comment on a Paper by Thomas Finegan
Notre Dame Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 1639
11 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 4, 2016
This paper makes some perennially relevant points about the distinction between effects that are intended and effects that are foreseen [i.e. side effects]; about the way my knowing what I am doing differs from my observing what I am doing; and about the real possibility (not least because of the reality of conditional intentions) of pursuing more than one plan in a single item of behavior. It was delivered as a comment on Dr. Thomas Finegan’s unpublished paper ‘Describing and Delineating Effects,’ at a symposium on ‘Double effect’ organized by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Oxford, at Blackfriars, Oxford, in July 2016.
Keywords: Intention, Side effects, Multiple intentions
JEL Classification: K10
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