Thus, key for McCormick is the consequentialist
assessment of the ontic goods and bads the act promises; largely irrelevant is the traditional distinction between intending/doing evil and permitting it (80).
that, for either deontologists or consequentialists
who believe that
insist that in the vast majority of cases, killing, torturing, or enslavig innocent people is not the best way to get good results.
have no case against those terrorists who do their calculation responsibly and thoroughly, and reach the conclusion that yes, given the circumstances, terrorism will have good consequences on balance.
4) Justifying the overall practice of legal punishment with a consequentialist
argument does not imply that one could, would, or should justify punishment in individual cases with that same consequentialist
By assuming that expected consequences can in cases of necessity justify violating ordinarily binding moral and legal principles, consequentialists
invite irresponsible and callous behavior.
, Niebuhr was quick to point out on this issue that the deontological rules of justice were always in effect, even though the realities of the world necessitated an examination of consequences.
Our reason for finding one version of rule-consequentialism more plausible than another need not Itself be a consequentialist
For Kant categorical imperatives are not consequentialist
in nature; in other words, it is not the case that the categorical imperative instructs us to promote some end because of the value of that end.
The tension between individuals and groups is especially challenging for School 3 - the collective consequentialists
believe that morals, ethics, and values are derived from examining what is right and good for the greatest number.
Rendall employs the analogy of taking a job in an industry that knowingly creates harm and reveals how difficult consequentialists
find saying this is wrong because somebody else will do the job if you don't (i.