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Author Cavanaugh, T. A.

Title Double-effect reasoning : doing good and avoiding evil / T.A. Cavanaugh
Published Oxford : Clarendon Press ; Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 220 pages)
Series Oxford studies in theological ethics
Oxford studies in theological ethics.
Contents The history of double-effect reasoning -- Aquinas's originating account -- Developments of Thomas's account -- Simplifying the received criteria -- The contemporary conversation -- Proportionalism -- Anti-consequentialist deontological alternatives to DER -- Contemporary versions of DER -- The i/f distinction : distinguishing intent from foresight -- Coming to terms -- The problem of closeness -- Responses to the problem of closeness -- An account of intention -- Application to contrasted cases -- The i/f distinction's ethical import -- Common misunderstandings of the i/f distinction's relevance -- The first-order/second-order distinction -- The distinction's ethical relevance -- DER and remaining considerations -- DER and reparations -- DER and allowing -- DER and the wrongful acts of other agents -- Double effect, non-combatant casualties, and the laws of war -- Double effect and public policy concerning euthanasia -- Double effect as applied to wrongful acts and the law -- DER in law --DER and Roman Catholic moral theology
Summary What should you do when you cannot achieve good without also causing a foreseen, but not intended, evil? This book articulates, and defends, an ancient approach to this common problem, the so-called 'double-effect' reasoning
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 202-209) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Double effect (Ethics)
Christian ethics -- Catholic authors.
PHILOSOPHY -- Ethics & Moral Philosophy.
Christian ethics -- Catholic authors
Double effect (Ethics)
Christliche Ethik
Goed en kwaad.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781435631229