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|outweigh the badness of the good thing not being done. ... In doing so we will |
inevitably do more harm than good. ... offenders suffer at their inability to do good
things, we would always lack sufficient reason to prevent them doing those things
. ... to prevent good things being done in order to make people who are well
motivated feel bad about their not being done. ... might otherwise have done had
he not been punished and conclude that not much of it was worth permitting him
|It is pathological to feel very bad about a trivial good not being done. ... In doing |
so we will inevitably do more harm than good. ... offenders suffer at their inability
to do good things, we would always lack sufficient reason to prevent them doing
those things. ... So, we should conclude, it is bad to make people feel bad about
good things not being done. ... the offender might otherwise have done had he
not been punished and conclude that not much of it was worth permitting him to
|He is so nicely balanced, his nose is just barely out of the water, and every little |
weight on his head would bring him ... that leads so many people straight down to
death — that they can get used to poison, so that it does not do them any harm. ...
One can not smoke one cigar without its doing him harm. ... 1 will have to cut
down a good many of my expenditures. ... he has reached the point where he
thinks, "Now, then, I must cut off some of this expense; I must not expend so much
of my ...
|when their successors, managing the government with different thoughts, would |
draw the actions of those good rulers ... had been done only for the good of the
people was a right in them to do, for the harm of the people, if they so pleased; ...
right to do the people harm; though it be very possible, and reasonable, that the
people should not go about to set any ... transgressed not the bounds of the
public good: for prerogative is nothing but the power of doing public good without
a rule. f.
|And because they are different, déjà vu people do not mix them together. They do |
what they need to do, and then they figure out the best way to handle the
situation with the other person's feelings. ... to a request to do something that
involves time, energy, money, or other resources • Saying no to a request
because it would violate one of your values • Doing an intervention with ... Our
feelings can be hurt when we get confronted, for example. ... It hurts, but it does
not injure or harm us.
|If you're not a Muslim, on the other hand, you don't think that Muhammad was a |
prophet, and so you are unlikely to think that you yourself should make the hajj. ...
Now, this might look, at first glance, like one of those cases where our obligations
depend on our positions. ... Of course, you probably don't think there's much harm
done if people do go to Mecca. ... this case, there's no harm done in doing what
conscience dictates, perhaps it would be a good thing if they made an effort to go.
|I have broken every Commandment except “Do not murder”, and my life was |
misspent, so I have no license to advise. Worse yet, my sins ... People naturally
want to know how much doing good is enough to satisfy God, and so to get into
heaven if they believe in heaven. This is the modern ... Yet I do not want to go into
those details here. Without one ... It usually does little harm to allow an idea.
|A Twist of Faith is the story of one man who, despite personal struggles, a profound cultural gap, the corruption of local officials, and the heartbreak of losing an orphan he comes to love, saves himself by saving others in a place nothing ...|
|agencies) do more harm than good, for example. Making it easier for people to |
find that out would also be good for the global poor. For those who currently give
to aid agencies would presumably not do so if they knew that such agencies did
more harm than good.“3 If it were easier to ... At the same time though, it is not
clear whether doing so would help much with the Epistemic Problem. For one
|Why should we not allow someone to destroy a forest, or any other living things, |
for the sheer pleasure of doing so (section 2)? Simply because he does harm,
and no good compensates for that damage. Justice, as it is sometimes conceived