Posts Tagged intentional vs incidental effects

On Wasting Water on Recycling

My uncle posed an interesting question on Facebook and I thought I’d share the dialogue, in continuing efforts to showcase the cognitive nature of moral dilemmas. His comment: “OK, here’s sumthin: water is a precious resource, soon to be privatized, if global trends are any indication. from my experience, most corporate recycling programs are a […]

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The NSA Tracking Cellphone Locations (and the Doctrine of Double Effect)

Old disclosures from Snowden have resulted in the new revelations that the NSA is using cellular phone data to map and track the movements of millions of persons with the intention of tracking non-American terrorists, but with the incidental effect of tracking non-terrorists. The Washington Post writes, “The NSA does not target Americans’ location data […]

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