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Consequentialism (Do the ends justify the means)

Started by jduster, October 31, 2010, 04:31:42 AM

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Not always, in my opinion.  There are some situations where one cannot be sure of the outcome and can be successful by chance even.  

If someone takes all of their money (including their savings) to the casino and comes back with more money than they came with, was that still a good decision?


Do you mean something along the lines of doing the right thing for the wrong reason? I find that people who end up doing the right thing for the wrong reasons usually tend to do the wrong thing for the wrong reasons at least just as often.  :)
‎"Christian doesn't necessarily just mean good. It just means better." - John Oliver


That depends on the ends and the means. If the means are breaking an egg and the ends a delicious eggs Benedict, I'm totally fine with it.

Also, in celebration of Halloween and my temporary avatar, BRRAAAAIIINNNSSSS...  :drool
I want bad people to look forward to and celebrate the day I die, because if they don't, I'm not living up to my potential.

The Magic Pudding

Or else before you know it you've got righteous murderers, with a boot load of plastic sheeting becoming cult heroes.