motivation has to do with what you intend Conflicts: Life what if there is a situation in which an action conflicts between 2 values?--> apply this principle to decide what the right action is: 2 principles: KNOW THESE 1) Foreiture if someone wants to kill you ( than your no longer of the life you have to protect aka self defense 2) double-effect it is the only time you can use consequences 3 conditions: an action with a good and a bad effect is permissible when 1) the bad effect is not ?intended as means to an end? ex. An abortion is allowed when the womens life is endanger this is not a means to accomplish the good effect if it is a means (the purpose to kill baby) than this is bad 2) the bad effect is unavoidable 3) a proportionally good reason exists to perform the action only one not in Aquinas Tragic: natural theory focuses on this today- its not intended This is not in the reading Difference from Aquinas is that it Doesn?t tell you what to do in specific cases Just gives general guidelines But it doesn?t change from human nature Objections to the principle of double effect: 1) distinction between intended and foreseen this is a bad argument what is intended is as a means to an end 2) identifying the ?bad? effect objective standard doesn?t believe there is an objective standard so if you don?t have an objective standard you don?t know whats good and bad 3) requirement of proportionality there has to be a good reason to perform the action if you have another value #2 and #3 are more against having an objective standard
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