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1737 An effect can be tolerated without being willed by its agent; for instance, a mother's exhaustion from tending her sick child. A bad effect is not imputable if it was not willed either as an end or as a means of an action, e.g., a death a person incurs in aiding someone in danger. For a bad effect to be imputable it must be foreseeable and the agent must have the possibility of avoiding it, as in the case of manslaughter caused by a drunken driver.

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PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST

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SECTION ONE: MAN'S VOCATION LIFE IN THE SPIRIT

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CHAPTER ONE: THE DIGNITY OF THE HUMAN PERSON

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ARTICLE 3: MAN'S FREEDOM

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