Encyclopedia of Law and Economics

2019 Edition
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Consequentialism

  • David MorozEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7753-2_120

Abstract

Adopting a consequentialist approach requires knowing the whole set of consequences of an action. If we assume the future is radically uncertain, which may be argued for several different reasons, this approach can be used only in an explicative way and not in a predictive one.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Champagne School of Management, Groupe ESC TroyesTroyesFrance