Ethics Without Intention

2015.04.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ezio Di Nucci, Ethics Without Intention, Bloomsbury, 2014, 266pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781472532961. Reviewed by Patrick A.
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2015.04.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Ezio Di Nucci, Ethics Without Intention, Bloomsbury, 2014, 266pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781472532961. Reviewed by Patrick A. Tully, University of Scranton The Doctrine of Double Effect (DDE) is generally regarded by those who employ it as a helpful tool in discerning whether an agent may licitly choose to act in a way that promises to bring about both benefit(s) and harm(s). Ezio Di Nucci presents a number of arguments against the plausibility and usefulness of DDE and concludes that DDE "should be abandoned" (Preface). In this review I focus on the core arguments of each chapter as I offer a critical overview of his project. Di Nucci begins by offering some preliminary points designed to set the stage for his subsequent arguments against DDE. He has the following three cases play a recurring role; I will make repeated reference to them. Terror Bomber (TB).... Read More

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