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Leslie Allan
La Trobe University
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Absolutist systems of ethics have come in for harsh criticism on a number of fronts. The Principle of Double Effect was formulated by Catholic ethicists to overcome such objections. In this essay, Leslie Allan addresses four of the most prominent problems faced by an absolutist ethic and evaluates the extent to which the Principle of Double Effect is successful in avoiding or mitigating these criticisms.
Keywords principle  double effect  moral  absolutist  catholic  utilitarian  consequences  ethic  doctrine  intention
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