consequentialism definition

  • noun:
    • the scene that the value of an action derives solely from value of its consequences.
    • The moral study of morals, duties and legal rights with a strategy that focuses consequences of a certain action.
    • the fact that consequences form the foundation for almost any good ethical wisdom about an action. Thus, from a consequentialist viewpoint, a morally right action is certainly one that creates good result, or consequence.

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