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Research Seminar Spring 2020 (5): The doctrine of double effect

11 February 2020, 4:00 PM6:00 PM GMT

The fifth meeting of the project research seminar this term (Spring 2020) will take place from 16.00 to 18.00, on Tuesday 11 February, 2020, in the seminar room at the Department of Philosophy, UCL (19 Gordon Square).

For this meeting, we will focus on questions about the doctrine of double effect: What is the relationship between intending and foreseeing? What moral or legal significance does the distinction between them have?


  • McMahan, Jeff. 2009. “Intention, Permissibility, Terrorism, and War.” Philosophical Perspectives 23: 345–72.
  • Foot, Philippa. 1967. “The Problem of Abortion and the Doctrine of the Double Effect.” Oxford Review 5. Repr. as ch. 2 in her Virtues and Vices and Other Essays in Moral Philosophy (Clarendon, 2002).

Simon-Pierre Chevarie-Cossette will introduce the topic.

For the schedule for the whole term, see this post.


11 February 2020
4:00 PM–6:00 PM GMT
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Department of Philosophy, UCL
19 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0EW United Kingdom
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