Using evil means to produce a good end may have produced some good ends. Indeed, we may suppose that there are no evil consequences as a result of the evil means. I lie and no one finds out, but achieve something good for humanity. However, consequentialism is too shallow in its consideration of the evil that is produced. Taking actions that are instrinically evil cannot but produce evil people. Vicious people are so because they have done actions over and over again which are evil. Consequentist argument are then incoherent on their own grounds, because they cannot but produce evil consequences and perhaps the most evil. As a person becomes more evil in his choice of means he will become so in the ends he seeks as well.
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