from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The view that the value of an action derives solely from the value of its consequences.
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- n. The ethical study of morals, duties and rights with an approach that focuses consequences of a particular action.
- n. The belief that consequences form the basis for any valid moral judgment about an action. Thus, from a consequentialist standpoint, a morally right action is one that produces a good outcome, or consequence.
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