Question by  Dtrice (24)

What does it mean when people say that the end justifies the means?


Answer by  soundoff (121)

"The end Justifies the means" is a summation of a school of thought called consequentialism. Simply put, it means that an action should be judged by results, rather than any characteristic of the action itself. Knocking someone down is justified if someone else is shooting at them.


Answer by  technogeek (6640)

IOn short, what that means is that you will get out of a situation results comparable to what you put into it. If you study hard, you will pass a test and if you do not, you will not.


Answer by  Merzkiyi (604)

It means that the outcome or result is worth whatever is done to accomplish it. Often the way of achieving this goal would in normal circumstances be undesirable or possibly even immoral. For example, eating human flesh to stay alive in a survival situation.

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