Item description for Double-Effect Reasoning: Doing Good and Avoiding Evil (Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics) by T. A. Cavanaugh...
T. A. Cavanaugh defends double-effect reasoning (DER), also known as the principle of double effect. DER plays a role in anti-consequentialist ethics (such as deontology), in hard cases in which one cannot realize a good without also causing a foreseen, but not intended, bad effect (for example, killing non-combatants when bombing a military target). This study is the first book-length account of the history and issues surrounding this controversial approach to hard cases. It will be indispensable in theoretical ethics, applied ethics (especially medical and military), and moral theology. It will also interest legal and public policy scholars.
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Studio: Oxford University Press, USA
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.94 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
Publisher Oxford University Press
ISBN 0199272190 ISBN13 9780199272198
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More About T. A. Cavanaugh
T. A. Cavanaugh is Professor and Chair of Philosophy, University of San Francisco.