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Double-Effect ReasoningDoing Good and Avoiding Evil$
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T. A. Cavanaugh

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199272198

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199272190.001.0001

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The contemporary conversation

The contemporary conversation

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(p.38) 2 The contemporary conversation
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Double-Effect Reasoning
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T. A. Cavanaugh (Contributor Webpage)

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DOI:10.1093/0199272190.003.0002

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

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