Philosophy & Concepts

Consquentialism

Bumped into this while reading about the rationalization behind global nuclear armament as a good thing……………….. The argument was that nuclear armament, as a deterrent of war, is preferable to the consequences of world war.

“Consequentialism, as its name suggests, is the view that normative properties depend only on consequences. This general approach can be applied at different levels to different normative properties of different kinds of things, but the most prominent example is consequentialism about the moral rightness of acts, which holds that whether an act is morally right depends only on the consequences of that act or of something related to that act, such as the motive behind the act or a general rule requiring acts of the same kind”

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/consequentialism/

Don’t know what to think about this, actually……………. certainly POV stuff.

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