Consequentialism

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Consequentialism is a theory in the field of ethics. It says that the moral value of an action can be judged by looking at the consequences it has.[1] One of the big consequentialist theories is called utilitarianism.[2]

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  1. Sinnott-Armstrong, Walter (2019). Zalta, Edward N. (ed.). The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Summer 2019 ed.). Metaphysics Research Lab, Stanford University.
  2. MacAskill, William (2021). "Elements and Types of Utilitarianism". Introduction to Utilitarianism: An Online Textbook. Retrieved 2021-05-08.