"Double Effect Principle" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Guideline for determining when it is morally permissible to perform an action to pursue a good end with knowledge that the action will also bring about bad results. It generally states that, in cases where a contemplated action has such double effect, the action is permissible only if: it is not wrong in itself; the bad result is not intended; the good result is not a direct causal result of the bad result; and the good result is "proportionate to" the bad result. (from Solomon, "Double Effect," in Becker, The Encyclopedia of Ethics, 1992)
|Double Effect Principle
- Double Effect Principle
- Effect Principle, Double
- Principle, Double Effect
- Principles, Double Effect
- Doctrine of Double Effect
- Effect Doctrine, Double
- Double Effect Doctrine
- Doctrine, Double Effect
- Double Effect Rule
- Rule, Double Effect
- Principle of Double Effect
- Rule of Double Effect
- Effect Rule, Double
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