consequentialism

noun con·se·quen·tial·ism \ ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈkwen(t)-shə-ˌli-zəm \

Definition of consequentialism

:the theory that the value and especially the moral value of an act should be judged by the value of its consequences

consequentialist

play \ˌkän(t)-sə-ˈkwen(t)-shə-ˌlist\ adjective or noun

First Known Use of consequentialism

1982


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