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24. Applied Ethics / A. Decision Conflicts / 6. Double Effect

[morality of side-effects of an action]

4 ideas
Double effect is the distinction between what is foreseen and what is intended [Mautner]
Double effect acts need goodness, unintended evil, good not caused by evil, and outweighing [Mautner]
It is legitimate to do harm if it is the unintended side-effect of an effort to achieve a good [Grayling]
Describing a death as a side-effect rather than a goal may just be good public relations [Stout,R]