Consequentialism and the Unforeseeable Future

Analysis 50 (4):253 - 256 (1990)

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If consequentialism is understood as claiming, at least, that the moral character of an action depends only on the consequences of the action, it might be thought that the difficulty of knowing what all the consequences of any action will be poses a problem for consequentialism. J. J. C. Smart writes that in most cases..

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Alastair Norcross
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