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A moral theory that places value on the consequences of actions, as opposed to good intent, as in virtue ethics, and as opposed to actions that are required or impermissible, as in deontological ethics.
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==Blog posts==
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/uv/ends_dont_justify_means_among_humans/ Ends Don't Justify Means (Among Humans)]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/kn/torture_vs_dust_specks/ Torture vs. Dust Specks]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/1og/deontology_for_consequentialists/ Deontology for Consequentialists] by [[User:Alicorn|Alicorn]]
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/2aa/virtue_ethics_for_consequentialists/ Virtue Ethics for Consequentialists] by Will Newsome
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*[http://lesswrong.com/lw/778/consequentialism_need_not_be_nearsighted/ Consequentialism Need Not Be Shortsighted] by othonormal
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==External links==
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*[http://www.raikoth.net/consequentialism.html Consequentialism FAQ] by [[User:Yvain|Yvain]]
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*[http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/consequentialism/ Consequentialism], at Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
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==See also==
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*[[Utilitarianism]]
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*[[Metaethics sequence]]
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*[[Shut up and multiply]]
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*[[Hedons]], [[Utilons]], [[Fuzzies]]
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A moral theory that places value on the consequences of actions, as opposed to good intent, as in virtue ethics, and as opposed to actions that are required or impermissible, as in deontological ethics.

Blog posts


External links

See also