Analysis 79 (1):91-99 (2019)

Amir Saemi
Institute For Research In Fundamental Sciences (IPM)
It is commonly believed that the Doctrine of Double Effect is identical with, or presupposes, the Intention Principle according to which an act can be impermissible if done with a wrongful intention. A main line of objections to the DDE, then, stems from the worry that the Intention Principle implausibly interiorizes the wrongness of an action. I will argue, first, that the DDE does not presuppose the Intention Principle, and, second, that intuitions brought against the Intention Principle do not warrant us to reject the DDE. Therefore, a main line of objections to the DDE is misguided.
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