Moral Absolutism and the Double-Effect Exception: Reflections on Joseph Boyle's Who Is Entitled to Double Effect?
JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & PHILOSOPHY 16(5): 495-509, October 1991
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Moral Absolutism and the Double-Effect Exception: Reflections on Joseph Boyle's "Who Is Entitled to Double Effect?" Donagan, Alan (1991-10)Joseph Boyle raises important questions about the place of the double-effect exception in absolutist moral theories. His own absolutist theory (held by many, but not all, Catholic moralists), which derives from the principles ...
Boyle, Joseph (1991-10)The doctrine of double effect continues to be an important tool in bioethical casuistry. Its role within the Catholic moral tradition continues, and there is considerable interest in it by contemporary moral philosophers. ...