[ExI] Consequentialism

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Aug 25 18:16:22 UTC 2019

On Sun, 25 Aug 2019 at 16:59, William Flynn Wallace wrote:
> But this is a contradiction.  If the end justifies the means, then the means are not morally dubious.  Logical error here.
> (no, I am not a consequentialist)
> bill w

That's the point. Consequentialists can choose what seems to them to
be an extremely "good" objective and that gives them licence to do
anything that helps to achieve that objective. No matter how "evil"
their actions might be. Though of course they should limit themselves
to causing less damage than the "good" that they are aiming for.


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