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Diane Jeske, Richard Fumerton - 2011 - Preview
|Nevertheless we shall not have much occasion to appraise actions that are not |
the outcome of choice. ... A good agent is one who acts more nearly in a
generally optimific way than does the average one. ... Clearly there is no
inconsistency in saying that on a particular occasion a good man did a wrong
action, that a bad ...
|Wherefore although an action's specific nature may not contain all that belongs to |
the full complement of its goodness, it is not therefore an action specifically bad;
nor is it specifically good. Thus a man in regard to his ... But it happens
sometimes that a man fails to ordain a specifically indifferent action to a vicious or
virtuous end. Therefore an individual ... An idle word is one that lacks either the
usefulness of rectitude or the motive of just necessity or pious utility. But an idle
word is an ...
|Of course you may deliberately kill someone by bringing about such an act ofthe |
human beingthatyou are, as when you ... But that does not mean that a real
action, so describable, will be neither a good action nor a bad one, but will be a ...
|The action itself is good or bad by its conformity to, or dif- formity from, the rule of |
conscience ; but the man is good or bad ... if all our actions were predetermined,
then one man were not better than another, and there could be no difference of ...
|How often one hears, as an excuse for not reforming our lives, the argument that |
any act that is contrary to the usual mode of life would be unnatural or ludicrous;
... He can do a bad action without disturbing this current, but not a good one.
|Yāj˝avalkya then enunciates the doctrine of action (kar- man): "Indeed one |
becomes good by good action, bad by bad [action]. ... And, since the funeral
sacrifice is not performed by the sacrificer who is about to attain either a good or
a bad ...
|A man has to choose between what he sees as over-all the best action to do and |
what he regards as lesser goods. In this situation, it is often said, the strongest
desire wins. But if one calls a desire strongest if and only if it is the one on which
the man eventually acts, that is a very ... Sexual desires are often strong, whether
or not men often act on them, because men have to struggle hard not to act on
them. ... Further, many of men's strongest desires are for lesser goods, i.e. for the
|He declared clearly to His born servants through His prophets which actions are |
good or bad to do or not to do. Man, being free to do or not to do each of his
actions, will for certain choose one of them; the action will be either good or bad,
|A man defending himself against an unjust aggressor performs an action in itself |
lawful; for in itself, self-defence is not only permissible but a duty. This lawful
action has two effects: one good, that the man's life is saved; one bad, that the
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