Flourishing through reason these moral laws are

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flourishing through reason These moral laws are universal and unchangeable They are not good because we desire them, rather, we desire them because they are good.
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Doctrine of Double Effect DDE A method of solving moral disputes in which an act will have 2 effects, one good and the other bad Df: it is always wrong to intentionally do something bad to bring about good consequences – but – it is sometimes permissible to do a good act despite knowing that it will bring about bad consequences
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Prerogatives vs Imperatives You may do X vs You must do X, if you want to even if you don’t want to You don’t have to vs You better not do X if you don’t do X, even if want to you want to
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4 conditions to be satisfied before an act is morally permissible by DDE 1) The nature of the act condition: the nature of the act must be good or indifferent 2) The mean-end condition : the ends don’t justify the means 3) The right intention condition : if you intend to do good, then a bad unintended side effect (oblique effect) may be acceptable 4) The proportionality condition : the good effect must be equal to or greater than the bad effect Ex. END
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Problems with DDE
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