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    A more recent development within moral philosophy has been authors of a nonconsequentialist stripe forwarding arguments against principles once thought foundational to nonconsequentialist ethics as features that distinguished such an ethics from a consequentialist one. The Doctrine of Double Effect is one such principle. It holds that it is impermissible to act with the intention to harm either as a means or as an end, but it is sometimes permissible to perform the same act when the harm is not …Read more