Philosophical Studies 165 (1):49-69 (2013)

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Alexander R. Pruss
Baylor University
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The classical principle of double effect offers permissibility conditions for actions foreseen to lead to evil outcomes. I shall argue that certain kinds of closeness cases, as well as general heuristic considerations about the order of explanation, lead us to replace the intensional concept of intention with the extensional concept of accomplishment in double effect
Keywords Double effect  Intention  Accomplishment  Action  Explanation
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