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    Consequentialists and Ethics

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    What is the difference between a consequentialist and a non-consequentialist? Which are you? How can you use this difference to be more accepting of views that differ from yours?

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    A consequentialist "judges the rightness or wrongness of an action based on the consequences that action has" (http://darwin.eeb.uconn.edu/eeb310/lecture-notes/value-ethics/node3.html). This means that the person that uses this type of thinking will determine if the action they are going to take (or have already taken) is right or wrong based on what the outcome or consequence is. For example, people may feel that war is right based on the fact that only a few people may die in the war compared with millions suffering at the ...

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    The solution compares a consequentialist with a non-consequentialist.