Intentional vs Consequential Morality 

Some recent blunders I’ve made can be summed up with the adage: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” This prompted me to ask myself whether intentions or consequence matter more morally.

Let’s say you were a studying a boulder. It’s an unstable structure and it ends up rolling down hill, killing your partner due to observing it. Should you be punished?

If you say yes. You are team consequential ethics. Where the consequence of killing someone outweighs everything. Leading to guilty verdict.

If you say no. You are team intentional ethics. Where the intent of the observing the rock outweighs the consequence. Leading to an innocent verdict.

Im team intentional ethics because theres are just some consequences that are unknowable, thus unpreventable.

Which team are you on and why?

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