Consequentialism

Applied to Optionality approach to ethics by Ryo 3mo ago

Consequentialism is the ethical theory that people should choose their actions based on the outcomes they expect will result. How to judge outcomes is not specified, but there are many typesParticular frameworks of consequentialism that specify how outcomes should be judged. For example, utilitarianism holds that the best outcome is that which maximizes the total welfare of all people, and ethical egoism holds that the best outcome is that which maximizes their own personal interests. Consequentialism is one of three main strands of ethical thought, along with deontology, which holds that people should choose actions which conform to a prescribed listbased on the merit of moral rules,the act itself, and virtue ethics, which holds that people should be judged by how virtuous they are, insteadas an assessment of by what actions they take.their entire history of actions.

Applied to Massive consequences by David Gross 1y ago