Consequentialism

Consequentialism is the class of normative ethical theories holding that the consequences of one`s conduct are the ultimate basis for any judgment about the rightness or wrongness of that conduct. Thus, from a consequentialist standpoint, a morally right act (or omission from acting) is one that will produce a good outcome, or consequence. In an ....
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consequentialism

doctrine that morality of actions is determined by their consequences
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Consequentialism

the belief that what ultimately matters in evaluating actions or policies of action are the consequences that result from choosing one action or policy rather than the alternative.
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consequentialism

The doctrine that the right acts are right because they produce good consequences of some kind. UTILITARIANISM is the best-known example of a consequentialist moral position; ETHICAL EGOISM is another; so would be the claim,
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