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Actions That Harm

In the last few posts, I carefully explained the distinction between the circumstances, content and intention of an act. I explained how these distinctions were useful in distinguishing between good and bad actions. But since I am speaking of harm, these distinctions can be applied to harm as well. Harmful actions are those actions that are contrary to human life in their content, their intention ...

Action and Goodness

In my last post, I explained that actions have different content if the intentions of the action are given. We simply take the lowest level of intention, remove the reason for the action and what remains is the intention. Contents of acts can be good, conditionally good and bad. Acts that are intrinsically good are good acts. So are acts that are instrumentally good. If the content indicates that ...