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Consequentialist vs. non-consequentialist theories of ethics

There are two broad categories of ethical theories concerning the rightness or wrongness of actions: consquentialist and non-consequentialist.

In any case it should be clear from this brief discussion that although appeals to intrinsic value sound good and make us feel good, they are very difficult to justify philosophically.


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Kent Holsinger 2013-11-10