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The contemporary conversation

T. A. Cavanaugh

in Double-Effect Reasoning

Published in print August 2006 | ISBN: 9780199272198
Published online September 2006 | e-ISBN: 9780191604157 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199272190.003.0002

Series: Oxford Studies in Theological Ethics

The contemporary conversation

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This chapter addresses Knauer’s proportionalism as a consequentialist misinterpretation of double effect. It considers anti-consequentialist alternatives to DER, specifically Alan Donagan’s casuistry of material guilt and Frances Kamm’s non-absolutist Principle of Permissible Harm. Recent accounts of double effect, specifically those of Warren Quinn and the trio of Finnis, Grisez, and Boyle are found wanting.

Keywords: Boyle; Donagan; double effect; Finnis; Grisez; Kamm; Knauer; proportionalism; Quinn

Chapter.  9426 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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