Descriptor English: Double Effect Principle
Descriptor Spanish: Principio del Doble Efecto
Descriptor Portuguese: Princípio do Duplo Efeito
Descriptor French: Principe du double effet
Entry term(s): Doctrine du double effet
Règle du double effet
Tree number(s): K01.752.566.479.101
RDF Unique Identifier:
Scope note: 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)
Annotation: note category; use only in the context of ethics
Related: Intention MeSH
DeCS ID: 37708
Unique ID: D034723
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Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2015/06/22
Principe du double effet - Preferred
Concept UI M0515684
Preferred term Principe du double effet
Entry term(s) Doctrine du double effet
Règle du double effet

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