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Consequentialism, Complacency, and Slippery Slope Arguments

Oakley, Justin; Cocking, Dean Gordon

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The standard problem with many slippery slope arguments is that they fail to provide us with the necessary evidence to warrant our believing that the significantly morally worse circumstances they predict will in fact come about. As such these arguments have widely been criticised as 'scare-mongering'. Consequentialists have traditionally been at the forefront of such criticisms, demanding that we get serious about guiding our prescriptions for right action by a comprehensive appreciation of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/84876
Source: Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
DOI: 10.1007/s11017-005-3985-9

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