Philosophisch-ethische Rezensionen
(Erscheinungsdatum der rezensierten Bücher: 20. und 21. Jahrhundert)

Bernhard G. Prusak refers the traditional principle of double effect

Prusak mentions four traditional conditions that must be fulfilled for an action to be morally permissible when it has two effects, one evil, the other good.

1. The action in itself is good or at least indifferent.

2. The good effect is intended, not the evil one.

3. The good effect is not produced by means of the evil effect.

4. There is a proportionately grave reason for permitting the evil effect.

Jürgen Czogalla