Consequentialist Theories Of Moral Evaluation

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Consequentialism is a type of normative ethical theory, such theories provide criteria for moral evaluation and may recommend rules or decision procedures for people to follow in acting morally. Consequentialism in its most general form, hold that the moral quality of an action is completely determined by its consequences. Moral quality is a function of consequences and nothing else. The consequentialist theories of moral evaluation have two parts. One part is an account for what is good and the other part is an account of how to approach the good. The most well known version of consequentialism is Hedonistic act utilitarianism which holds that the right action is the action that maximizes pleasure, the action that has the best overall consequences

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